Parallax Ballad

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lyrics

Hot water turns into coffee, and what I can’t drink I unthinkingly 
pour down a hole. 
And my voice, it was born of the ocean — 
My gills start to die and the dry land it thickens my bones. 

The window is beating with raindrops. The old sugar maple by lamplight 
is starting to sway. 
Oh, the great wind has cut me a canyon — 
And many the gullies where once there was nothing could break. 

         So suddenly down from the sky 
         Falls my eye. 
         Something holds me, lets me sing boldly 
         Oh, for a time.

In the evening, I’m feeling you breathing. The dark of the ceiling with phantoms 
is starting to play. 
Like stories read to a baby — 
It’s most of this music I lose in uncountable ways. 

(Sing me the day when my body was soft as the sea. 
When the thought of a song was the same as its coming to be.) 

         So suddenly down from the sky 
         Falls my eye. 
         Something holds me, lets me sing boldly 
         Oh, for a time. 

credits

from Ice Age Gospel, track released March 22, 2019
Musicians: Michael Hamm (Vocals, guitar, percussion), Tom Deis (Synths, guitar, percussion), Miranda Troutt (Vocals), Syd McClune (Vocals on Westward Day), Aleida Gehrels (Viola), Taylor Rae Jensen (Cello), Travis Gore (Bass), Jimmie Herrod (Choir), Mike Jauregui (Choir), Tim Keller (Choir), Ashleigh Miller (Choir), Ursula Sahagian Slover (Choir).

Album stem tracks are available for free (CC-attribution) at cosmozoa.com

Cosmozoa is electrochamber music based in Seattle WA. Ice Age Gospel was written by Michael Hamm and produced/mixed by Tom Deis. Music was recorded at: Pineapple Room Studio (Kerhonkson NY), Jack Straw Productions (Seattle), Open Ear Studios (Kirkland WA), and Cosmozoa Cave (Seattle.) Recordings were engineered by Tom Deis, Michael Hamm, Mike Wall, and Steve Ditore. Mastered by Levi Seitz at Blackbelt Mastering (Seattle).

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Michael Hamm ia a composer of electroacoustic chamber music in Seattle, WA, USA.

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