The Same Stream

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This is about the way Tim Power’s novel The Anubis Gates deals with time travel, and about the use of other people’s bodies, and where inspiration comes from. Bits of the lyrics and rhythm are inspired by Front 242’s “First In First Out.”

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At times time itself is uncertain
Not knowing your place in history
You draw back the curtain
Older self the crux of the mystery

You can dip your foot in the same stream
If you break the ice
The foot is no longer the same
Yet you’ve been there twice

You found a body use the body
You broke the body lose the body
You lost your body choose a body

If inspiration is truly divine
What should the earthly vessel matter
As long as someone is there to receive it —
You quickly write all the words you merely remember
(They fascinated you so)

If you believe in fate rather than chaos
The cycle repeats and repeats and —

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from War Stories, released January 19, 2018

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Unwoman San Francisco

Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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