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An early draft of this track with Todd's vocals made it on a demo which found a way to the owner of Epithet Records in Stanford, CA. The theme of a medieval mindset of fear resonated, and the band was signed.



I kneel beside the chamber door
Another ghost I see
Peering through the keyhole
Staring back at me

Who is in the shadows?
Who lurks in the dark?
Who’s that with the killer’s eyes?
Will he hit his mark?

I run from every foreign sound
In shelter I find peace
The devil knocks upon my door
I wait for day’s release

I’m thinking of the sunrise
Looking toward the day
Peace be with you, everyman
‘Til sunlight comes again

I see it in the people dwelling
In the countryside
I see it in the infant’s eyes
The fear of genocide

(chorus 1)

I summon up my courage
To be with me in the night
But I shake with trepidation
As I blow out the light

(chorus 2)


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


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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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