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Another track from the Aether album. This time, I insisted on a totally basic production, no frills. It's sort of a goodbye letter to San Francisco and I wrote it soon after moving to New York in 1993 or so. It was during a time that I was trying to play bass guitar and is one of the few songs that I wrote with the aid of an instrument and the original bass line became the basis of the harp riff which underpins the melody.

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My past
In which you are bound
In which you are the dearest part
In which I find you smiling
And dressing my wounds
And drying my tears
This past
Which is a part of me
Will not let me pass
To
The sleep of forgetting

*

Bitter
I cast you away
What did you give to me?
What promises did you keep?
None, all gone, all hope, all longing
All sweet caress
And the comfort of your familiar face
And I
Must leave this place

*

Remember when I first loved you?
Felt the beauty of our shared fate?
Wanted to eat the stars with you
Carve the sun
On a silver plate
Silver Plate
Silver Plate
Silver Plate

*

Instead
I have left with barely a word
Hardly a burial
Behind us
A solemn shake of a sorrowful head
It's too late
It's too late

And I must leave this place

*

Bitter
I cast you away
What did you give to me?
What promises did you keep?
None, all gone, all hope, all longing
All sweet caress
Yet I could still find my way home
By following
The lines on your face

*

Remember when I first loved you?
Felt the beauty of our shared fate?
Wanted to eat the stars with you
Carve the sun
On a silver plate

Silver Plate
Silver Plate
Silver Plate

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from Aether, San Francisco 1994​-​1997, track released June 30, 1998

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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