Now I'm Gone
(Definite And Indefinite Hours)
Don't fear, girl, the real world won't lie
Sense that vague persistent feeling
Strange but still appealing
That dreams are just as real.
Don't cry, please, realize these short lives
See the granite message, gleaming,
Embossed acrossed it reading:
"Ask me, now I'm gone."
Don't spin, dear, don't leave here, tonight
Smell the love, intoxicating
But note there is no waiting
Nor is there any milk.
Don't ask why, realize I ring twice
Taste the bitter truth of losing
Its message so confusing:
"Catch me, now I'm gone."
Oh please release me Gautama
Oh please do not forsake me Hypnos
Oh please Ometeotl remember me
Oh please oh please dear Maat oh please
Don't hold back, under attack, aim high
Feel the painful winds, they're blowing
And there's no way of knowing
Which way is even up.
Don't sigh, now, realize our taut ties
Hear the million bells, they're ringing
But just one voice that's singing:
"Love me, now I'm gone."
Ben Hjertmann: vocals
Corey Dixon: rhythm guitar
Anthony Scuderi: electric bass and guitar
Mark Clifford: vibraphone
Peter Garrelick: slide guitar
Ziqing Gong: Hammond E100
Constance Millecan: violins and violas
Myra Chachkin: cellos
Paul McCullough: guitars
Charles Gorczynski: alto saxophone
Darren Johnston: trumpet
Other: synth bass, keyboards, trombone