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Forest of Dreams (single version)

from Sidhe by And Tears Fell

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This version of the track appeared on an Epithet Records compilation sampler, then was included on the album release of Sidhe in December 1989. Lyrics come from a poem by Ginger Best Howard.


Forest of Dreams

Under a howling moon where magic rules the skies
Colors unfold mysteriously like the emotions in your eyes
And there alone the answers lie, your truest desires are known
But how can I ask the trees for truth? In silence, for years they’ve grown

Under the cover of the forest of dreams
Where each stem is a destiny
Perhaps there you wrapped a stone
And buried it in hope of me

How different are you from the silence of the tree?
So solid, strong and proud - but one thing you did not see
You have the freedom to move, so touch my hand
You have the freedom of voice, so help me understand


We’ve grown beyond the superstitions of an unknown galaxy
A wrapped stone will not suffice if you desire my company
A silent heart will be alone, for no one can see within
A fortress you guard so well, yet I know the walls are thin

I’ll stand beneath the howling moon, a part of the mysteries
And if you want my love as your own, it is time to come to me
With wooden flute song, and silver drops of rain
Beneath the swirling galaxies, I will wait and wait again...


from Sidhe, released November 20, 1989
Samantha Downing - vocals
Todd Downing - rhythms, keyboards, bass
Greg Hines - MIDI guitar/harpsichord


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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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