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Amsterdam

from Sidhe by And Tears Fell

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Recorded at Saratoga Park Studios in Fremont, CA during a heady time of collaboration with other Epithet artists. The song was composed and written in about 20 minutes, with Jeff Carlson of The Electra.

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Amsterdam
(Downing/Carlson)

When we finally got back to Amsterdam
The snow was melting on the ground
The sun was a golden ball of fire
When we got the news across the wire

You looked so shocked
You looked so helpless
And I was helpless too
So we took the train back again
Back again
To Amsterdam

Marching in our wooden footsteps
Two steps from our past
We caught just a glimpse of the sky at night
And we floundered in the candlelight

The days have passed
The dark comes quickly
And I’ve forgotten how
To break the chain, get back again
Back again
To Amsterdam

credits

from Sidhe, released November 20, 1989
Todd Downing - rhythms, keyboards, vocals
Jeff Carlson - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Samantha Downing - vocals
Richard Gascoyne - bass, vocals

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And Tears Fell Seattle, Washington

And Tears Fell was an eclectic art-rock recording project founded by Todd & Samantha Downing in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1988. Twenty years, a move to Seattle and five albums later, Todd put the project to bed for good. The REQUIEM album is a tribute to Samantha, who lost her battle with cancer in 2005. ... more

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