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Nightmares

from Requiem by And Tears Fell

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The original recording of this track featured Samantha's vocal was cut from the Circe (1990) album. A second version with Todd's vocal was included on Afterthought (1991). The second recording and a remix of the first were both included on the 1998 CD release of Circe.

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Looking back in anger
My vision fades to white
A thousand stags and lions
Pass each other in the night

Distant drums and echoes
Are still pounding in my head
But still my conscience tells me
That we should all be dead

Not one of us are jesters
But still we wear the mask
And find our hands are severed
By the blades of our one task

You could have been destruction
You could have held the gun
And rid the population
Of every last one of us

Help me to understand
This gnawing here inside
I'm looking for someone to take my hand
And bring me down
And lead me home again
Would you stay right here beside me?
Would you love me 'til the end?

So many have challenged
So many have lost
We try to save our foolish pride
But what will be the cost?

We terrorize each other
To win the gift of fire
We cave in into our wishes
And every last desire

Help me to understand
This gnawing here inside
I'm looking for someone to take my hand
And bring me down
And lead me home again
Would you stay right here beside me?
Would you love me 'til the end?

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from Requiem, released November 11, 2007

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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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