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A selection of tracks recorded during the Circe sessions in 1990 but not included on the album were included on a cassette-only release called Afterthought in 1991.


(T. Downing/S. Downing)

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?
Will 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 to our wishes
And every last desire



from Circe, released August 15, 1990
Samantha Downing - vocals
Todd Downing - rhythms, guitars, 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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