Leaning into the Afternoons

A rare find…

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After strolling through old times in writing the About page I dug back through my scattered files to reminisce a bit more. It was painful. But, among other things, I found this track from my days with The Violet Burning. This was recorded on EMG-Essential, a sub-label of Brentwood Music, Inc., in Brentwood, TN in 1993. Very important that last part: 1993. My lead guitar and vocals. Lyrics are beneath, although I think this version had plenty of in-session edits…

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Low

I could die here tonight
Your beautiful words in my soul
I could die here tonight
And you wouldn’t even notice

You wouldn’t even protest, dear

We could lie here together
Pulling the stars from the sky
Maybe things will get better
Maybe not, I don’t know why

Maybe not, I don’t know why

Do you feel scared like I do?
Do you feel lower than angels?
Do you feel scared like I do?
Do you feel love so high?

We could move with the mountains
Setting it off with the sun
Maybe I could be the fountain
Yeah, I could be the One

Yeah, I could be the One

Do you feel scared like I do?
Do you feel lower than angels?
Do you feel scared like I do?
Do you feel love so high?

I feel your fire
I feel it – breathe on me
Come on, breathe
Come on, breathe near me
Breathe
Breathe

Through the fields my soul
Through the fields my
Through the fields my soul
My soul, my
My soul, my

I could die here tonight
Beautiful words in the my soul
(in my soul)
Maybe things will get better
(maybe…maybe)
Maybe I am the Liar

Baby, I am the Lie!

Do you feel scared like I do?
Do you feel lower than angels?
(I am reaching high)
Do you feel scared like I do?
(My feet are on the Earth)
Do you feel love so high?

Bring the stars from the mountains
(It’s your love that keeps me here)
How far down can we go?
(It’s my heart that’s caving in)
By the floors of the ocean
(You are gone and I am broken)
Are we falling like stones?

Am I your sinking star?

Do you feel scared?
(Feel my heart)
Do you feel lower?
(Feel my soul)
Do you feel love so high?

Do you feel the sun?
Can you feel the sun?
Can you sense it setting before you?

Breathe