We Were the Future

songs by Michael Amo and Rick Fathers

SONG OF THE MONTH/OCTOBER 2015

September 21, 2015
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Hurricane Earl

      Breeze Before A Thunderstorm (studio) - Amo, Fathers

In honour of the autumnal equinox, here’s a song about one of those rare flashes of calm in the midst of the turbulence.  Complete silence would probably communicate this even more effectively but John Cage already wrote that tune.

Outside you could smell the burning,

bulldozers churning up the broken earth.

I caught a whiff of blood.

Inside sang a little whisper:

“Time too will twist you like a cloud of dirt.”

I started feeling good.

And you blew through me like a breeze before a thunderstorm

warning me that everything would change,

everything would change.

Clouds piled over trees and wires.

Lightning flashed, inspiring the birds to hush.

I thought of what you said.

Two people on a lonely highway.

A freezing night gave way to such a tender touch.

It lit the road ahead.

And you blew through me like a breeze before a thunderstorm

warning me that everything would change,

everything would change.

The curtain’s blowing, weightless, knowing,

that what is now will not be soon,

will not be soon, will not be soon…

(bass by Ron Fathers)

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