Ringing Chord

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lyrics

You're a flash of light
Against the monochrome
And from the mouth you strike
A ringing chord that I've been listening for

You whisper "yes, it's real"
I touch your electric skin
How do we live in this forever
A lone verse apart from a ruined world
That don't sing much anymore

Maybe I haven't found
My people yet
Ayahuasca in
The desert with a stranger I just met

I take you to the river
Get hitched D-I-Y
Your mama cries "what a life!"
And though your daddy don't approve
In time, he'll see my follow through
We'll dance the hora to the B-52s
Yeah

I wanna show you the mind
What is real and what is not
I tell you what I want
Leave your afflictions at the door
Don't matter what came before
Forget your distant woes

I came alive at twenty-four
And then at twenty-five I died again
Well, that was long ago
And now I'm old enough
To see the difference
Between withdrawal
And survival
Yeah

credits

from Pale Cicada, released June 28, 2019
Hamilton Ulmer – vocals, keys, synths, percussion, production
Van Jackson-Weaver – guitars
Mario Godoy – saxophone
Cassandra Bequary – violin
Charly Akert – cello
Ian Pellicci – tracking (New, Improved Recording)
Nick Lobel – mix
Dale Becker – master

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Makeunder Oakland, California

Led by songwriter Hamilton Ulmer, Makeunder wrestles diverse tastes - from Renaissance motet, to art rock, to 90's R&B, synth pop, soul, & modern orchestral music - into powerful songs about death, survival, migration, & loss.

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