"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
"When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break."
Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC)
And now, the current weather, from some random person we pulled off the street:
Saturday, August 04, 2007
After All (I Won't Shut Us Down) Montage - Cory Sipper
You are in for a treat.
This is a photo montage to one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite guitarist/singer/composers ever, Cory Sipper. To our great loss, Cory stopped performing live several years ago, but her stuff is still available at http://www.corysippermusic.com.
This song was released under the name "After All" by Cory and just released again under the name "Won't Shut Us Down" by Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac fame, who co-authored it (there are several recordings of his versions on YT, check 'em out, just look in my favorites.) Cory's version is very ethereal and delicate, as is most of her stuff.
This recording is from her Bedroom Tapes album, and like all songs from it, was recorded in someones bedroom!
Make sure you visit her website and check out some of the rest of her stuff. None of it is less than excellent.
Here's the lyrics:
After All Cory Sipper
Oh you and I, sure do dream, You and I surely see But open arms one sweet night I hold that we will touch in time
After all these crazy years I can't even see you clear I know that I was bending some truth Defensive me, missing you
Oh, I won't shut us down, No, I'll be around As long as I can As long as I can
After all these growing years I recall all my fears We built a wall between us two But I still love the thought of you
I won't shut us down No, I'll be around As long as I can As long as I can
Oh, I won't shut us down No, I'll be around As long as I can As long as I can.