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Words and music by Amy Denio. A song about parallel universes. During the summer of 2006 I was wishing for someone to bring me coffee in the morning when I heard a field recording of musicians improvising in Beirut while bombs were falling very close. So many experiences happen all in the same instant. The second verse was inspired by a conversation with a US soldier leaving Guatanamo.


Beirut's under seige again and I'm lost in the Target
with a sale on Aisle 4
I'll pick up some more
of those things that I need
I'm doing my deed

But some day I'll get breakfast in bed
Some day I'll stop counting the dead
And then I'll lie back down

Baghdad's under seige again and I'm lost in the target
But I'm on my way home
they just don't know
all the things that I've seen
of death and its glow


from Prodigal Light, released November 12, 2013
Amy Denio: accordion, voice
Madeleine Sosin: bombo, voice
Abel Rocha: guitar, voice

Bombo recorded at Spoot Studios, everything else recorded by Scott Colburn at Gravelvoice Studios in Seattle.

Remixed by Amy Denio at Spoot Studios, West Seattle
Mastered by Mell Dettmer at Soli Sound, West Seattle.


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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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