New Year meditation on invasions.
This came out of the prompt “star” from the Ithaca Songwriting Challenge. It kicked off at midnight on New Year’s, and my friends Kathi, Noky, and Laura were graciously interested to hear what the prompt was. We tossed some ideas around, then I walked home, and had the first verse down by the time I was in the door, and the rest after about 30 minutes.
My old friend Kate Khosla kindly lent her beautiful voice!
across all this new land in the blink of an eye (all creatures now living one day must die) with no explanation no reason why an explosion of starlings lights the night sky if all the invaders' consciences could arise (you may be forgiven if you think that it's wise) a spontaneous correction no reason why all the kudzu combusts and the soft gray ash flies (and now what of me, dear?) and now what of you? (it stretches no limits if we join in too) we run in our billions and we long for the sea would the old ones remember these yous and these mes? an explosion of starlings an explosion of starlings an explosion of starlings
tjw: accordion sample, electric guitar, vocals
Kate Khosla: vocals