The Surrender

from by Unwoman



A few weeks after my son was born, I realized I was experiencing a deep and cathartic love I’d never felt before. I surrendered to it in a way I’d never been able to before. The chord progression came to me while I was practicing with a looper and watching my baby sleep.


I seared my fingertips
To cleanse my identity
I burned off my palms
To erase my destiny
I tore out all the pages
To clear my history
I’m naked as you are
With nothing but clarity

I thought I knew the colors of love
Long before I knew what love meant oh
Bowed before gods and sex and drugs
But I have just now learned to surrender

I have forgot the words
Will you learn them with me
As slowly we emerge
From a world without memory
I’ve had only one wish
Since you appeared to me
To watch over you
Growing and happy


from War Stories, released January 19, 2018




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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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