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Visions of the Looking Glass

from Circe by And Tears Fell

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Rerecorded at The Keep on the Borderlands in Sunnyvale, CA in spring of 1990, this track failed a second time to make the album cut. It was released on the Afterthought cassette in 1991, then on the Sidhe CD release in 1998. It has been included on the digital release of Circe due to having occurred during the Circe sessions.

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Visions of the Looking Glass
(Downing)

As we rowed along the river
The child’s eyes on me
I wonder how it must be
Chasing rabbits through the trees

I fix my gaze on golden hair
A lightning mane of fire
I tell her mystic stories
That have sprung from my desire

(chorus)
Oh Alice, will you sing for me?
A song above the storm
And crawl beneath my blanket,
You can keep your teacher warm
And if it’s all too much for you,
I will walk away
And you can read the stories, child
I love you anyway

Guilded by the willow trees
We flowed on ‘til the night
Smoke-filled visions of the looking glass
And rabbits fill my sight

I love this girl called Alice
Obsession to the core
Perfect face and dainty hands
I want her all the more

(chorus)

As we rowed along the river
The child’s eyes on me
I wonder how it must be
Chasing rabbits through the trees

Through smoky dreams I held her tight
As I teetered on the brink of madness
And tears fell down on the stony ground
And formed a sea of sadness

Alice, will you sing for me?

credits

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