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from Requiem by And Tears Fell

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The original version of this track took the form of two arrangements, Sometimes/Other Times and Sometimes II, both of which appeared on Sidhe (1989), and on the 1998 CD release of the same album.


Sometimes I feel as though
My life could be happier
But I still pray for rain

Sometimes I want to be
Somewhere out of time
Outside myself and my pain

But knowing you are here
And feeling all your love
Lets my heart know
I have somewhere to go
Leaving all behind
The places and the time
When I'm with you
It's magic...

I wish I could go far away
Away from the things that haunt me
These things inside my mind

I only want to run away
When people don't listen to me
I just can't seem to find the time

But knowing I am here
Away from what I love
Let's my heart know
We have somewhere to go
Leaving all behind
The places and the time
When I'm with you
It's magic...

(Mile Marker 38 - spoken word by Caleb Long)

There is a child in everyone's past
Mine was towheaded, sly,
And always up for oatmeal
But until I met her,
There was no child in my future
She was so beautiful to me
All hair, and lips,
And in between, those eyes
And I touched her all the time
To try and pay her back
For that time she touched my life forever

In a bench seat we broke 55
Near Shasta
On the way to all that elsewhere
We had dreamed about back home
In a teenage haze
Underneath pennants and posters
Kicking socked feet
Rolling breathless on an old plaid comforter

And the first time that our city's lights
Bent their brilliant Braille upon our dashboard
A hand was squeezed
But just like the Shot Heard 'Round the World,
This sinew trigger had no name
Just like before,
Someone had to feel it first,
And react

Now when I wake up every morning
Further along the continuum that is my life
The bench seat's all in buckets
And to my brief surprise I'm all alone
I turn my head longingly back
And in my brain's binoculars
She's sitting
Back at Mile Marker 38
Singing to me, "remember..."

Remember that she and I are, for now,
A then and there,
That she took a flight last year beyond the border
That there the road of life is an infinite kilometer
That you should see it this time of year
The way the leaves turn blue, and purple,
And never die


from Requiem, released November 11, 2007
Spoken word by Caleb Long


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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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