written in Death Valley, California


the moon is as bright
as the soft city lights
all rolled up in one
the secret's out
there's no getting away
from the things you've done

the hiss of the cars
and the lights from the bars
will not fade away
the farther out you get
the less you have to say

it's a faded dream
it's gone when you awake
the path you might have taken
it's a jaded dream
you can't find the peace you lost
watch another sunset fall

stand on a bridge
watching the path
of a passing train
someone left
their sleeping bag
and its getting wet
in the rain

the moon is as bright
as the soft city lights
all rolled up in one
the verdict's out
the jury's hung


from A School of Secret Dangers, released January 1, 2001
Amy Annelle: guitars, vocals
recorded at the old Laundry Rules, Portland Oregon
mixed with Adam Selzer at the old Type Foundry, Portland Oregon


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A prolific writer and interpreter of songs, Amy Annelle maps out the farther reaches of American music, while conjuring visions of our restless musical past. Over the course of ten albums & thousands of miles logged on the road, Annelle has cultivated a rarified voice and repertoire that "blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude”(Crawdaddy). ... more

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