Alys' Lullabye

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lyrics

Your memory chip's damaged, it cannot be quelled.
It's dumping at random the data it held
And only the peers you've trusted for years
Can stop you responding to threats long-dispelled.

Men will war and women will weep
Midnight flows sullenly, chilly and deep*
I'll sing you a song when you stir in your sleep
And wait by your side till the dawn.

I speak reassurance, while under my eye
Reacting to crises three decades gone by
Your face shows again the man you were then
Breaking my heart with the pain you deny.

Love I that I reach for I can't seem to keep*

Bleary and hoarse, two cold hands gripping tight,
Strength I'd forgotten recalled for this fight
Secrets we keep we now have to reap
Old fears and old sorrows squirm out to the light.

All that I buried I now have to reap*

In the span of a night I have known you for years
In the heights of your triumphs, the depths of your fears
Each lesson and scar that shaped who you are
And shy as a blossom new insight appears.

Though men will war and women will weep
Yet spring and the sunrise still stubbornly creep*
I'll sing you a song when you stir in your sleep
And wait by your side till the dawn.

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from A Dancing World, released May 1, 2001

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Echo's Children Portland, Oregon

In 1995 Cat Faber and Callie Hills teamed up to form Echo's Children, a duo known for well crafted harmonies and interesting lyrics about science fiction and fantasy subjects. They worked together until 2003, when Cat Faber moved to Tennessee and the group broke up. ... more

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