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Demons

from Angry Odin by And Tears Fell

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Originally recorded in 1995, this was the last And Tears fell track made during Samantha's lifetime. The lyrics deal with childhood trauma and toxic family behavior.

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Demons
(T. Downing/S. Downing)

I hear voices in the night
my head feels like a cannonball
so heavy and about to explode
the rain beats down relentlessly
so hard to take the pain sometimes
but I'm getting used to being alone

running down a road to someplace
better than I've ever known
through the doorway & the past is gone
driving down a road to nowhere
through the doorway & the future rushes in

well it's all laid down in black & white
and yet, people see what they want to see
but it could still turn out alright
for other people like you & me
days may come and days may go
still, you never know 'til you reach the end
when I get it figured out
will I still be able to call you friend?

dreaming of a better time
watching the ghosts of all my family
go parading by
if it should come to pass that I should
ever need to stand and fight the demons
would you stand by my side?

see them coming closer
will I ever have the courage
to stand up for myself?
if I should fall before the laughing
fucked up bastards
will you pick me up
and help me make it through?

credits

from Angry Odin, released August 10, 1993
Samantha Downing - vocals
Todd Downing - rhythms, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Barry Leitch - rhythms
Luke Anderson - electric guitars

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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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