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Visions of the Looking Glass (demo)

from Sidhe by And Tears Fell

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A song about the obsession of Lewis Carroll for Alice Liddell, seen through an opium haze. Demo version - did not appear on the Sidhe EP or album.

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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 Sidhe, released November 20, 1989
Todd Downing - rhythms, keyboards, guitar, vocals

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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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