From Coiled Like Springs
About this song: This song was a product of reading Slaughterhouse Five and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (one of my favorite books, which inspired the name Coiled Like Springs) in a row, both having to do with the Dresden bombings. I really love how this song turned out.
Come down to where the ocean meets the dry land
Can you hear the siren’s song?
Call my name when I forget it in the silence
Can you hear it’s high-pitched drone?
Meet me where the sun meets the horizon
Where it shines and then’s forgotten
Don’t forget me.
Come down from atop your tower in Dresden
Can you feel your breath catching up?
Call my name when the bombs start falling
So I can know where you are then, love.
Meet me by the burning buildings
So we can rebuild and we can start over.
Calm down, we are not forsaken
Though we are badly shaken up.
Say my name, I need to know it’s the same one that it’s been all along.
Find me when everyone’s abandoned everyone
Come find me, love
Come find me, love.
Written by Erin Brown
Recorded in Studio M by Thom Canova and Mark Simonsen
Erin: vocals, guitar
Mark Simonsen: organ
Copyright Erin Brown 2010