Wake me

from by sandy bell

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i was out of my mind during my father's last few hours on this earth. my consciousness was altered, and i simply could not be present.. i abandoned him and my family. this is my great cry for an awakening. interestingly ~ i did have that awakening...almost a year to the day he died.


what was on your mind
when you went away
you must have been terrified
of your own decay

who were you talking to
when your eyes were closed
could’ve been the fragrance
of her first prize rose

now will you wake me
now will you wake me
oh you’ll wake me
i want to see you go

now will you wake me
now will you wake me
oh you’ll wake me
i want to see you go

i’ve been asleep since seventeen
do you know do you know do you know
what i mean

cause oh you took so long
and now i’m all used up
and i can’t find the means
to feel not much not much

and i miss you still
probably always will
did you have to go away
for me to fall to fall
from grace


from When i Leave ohio, released January 1, 2014
acoustic guitar and vocal: sandy bell
upright bass: richard hammond
drums, percussion, synthesisers: jeff lipstein
violin: maxim moston and joan wasser
viola: david creswell
cello: noah hoffeld
flute and oboe: charles pillow
trombone: curtis hasselbring
harp: kirsten agresta – copley



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sandy bell Woodstock, New York

Sandy Bell is a songwriter, singer and musician who currently calls Woodstock, NY home. She has moved through a vibrant and textured musical constellation, playing most notably with the brilliant Jeff Buckley, and most recently, contributing background vocals on the 2016 ‘Bat for Lashes’ album. Sandy’s music is an expressionistic, lush transmutation of deep grief into powerful songs. ... more

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