ICS 29 Nov 2015

by Amy Denio / Spoot Music

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Inspired by the celebration of Thanksgiving in America, called Day of Mourning by indigenous people. Created in homage to the millions of displaced people from Syria (etc.) and the crazy course of history. May all peoples have hearth and home, and food on the table.

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released December 1, 2015

Composed by Amy Denio c 2015 Spoot Music, ASCAP.
Recorded on November 30, 2015, as part of the local 'needs more songs' chapter of the Immersion Composition Society.
All photos by Amy Denio.

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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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Track Name: Thanksgiving
Gather around a table laid bare
Turkeys were gobbling
Now they don't care for the
Day of Mourning
New era warning
Many are folorning on the
Day of Mourning
Track Name: Mayflower
Incessant creaking timber
the monotonous slap of the waves
no seagulls for days as the scurvy blurs our ways of knowing
Seasick, not a lick of luck
as the familiar shores slip sight unseen away

Behold new turf, new planet Earf
new land new lines new hands new lies
we come as false friends
eyeing your turkey hens
and the sweet strong legs of your lasses
we'll cover gladly with molasses
our hands will creep, we'll make some passes

your turkey hens
with the legs
Track Name: Boat People
Boat people from Vietnam
know the unknown, settled the unsettled

Boat people from Vietnam
Found their land legs after living through living hell

Boat people had hope people
would never repeat their feat, that history would delete
the strife the knife the dimming of life

The sunken boats the drowning
the cold shoulder of superpower frowning
simply super!

Boat people from Vietnam
are mobilizing again
they hope to help their desperate floating brethren