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©2004 by Amy Annelle/High Plains Sigh Music (BMI)
for the elder Mr. Riles

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lost your fight
now travel light
by my side
lose the chains
the gates are swinging
out wide

is it easier now?
is this how you wanted?
curtains that won't open
answer to no-one

"I grew spare and silent
it clouds the air
so I close my mouth
and I lived off your cast-offs
carry your debt in my name"

there's a word
for what you've done
there's a name
for what you've become

credits

from Call It Sleep, released January 1, 2004
Amy Annelle: vocals, electric guitar
Ryan Stowe: electric guitar
Zak Riles: acoustic guitar
Jude Webre: electric bass, bowed bass
Michael Schorr: drums
Timothy Horner: violin
Jason Powers: synthesizer

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Amy Annelle Austin, Texas

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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