We Love Longest

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I used to be a little shy about making such sentimental music, but not anymore. Jane Austen’s Persuasion is one of my favorite love stories. I wanted to capture Ann Elliott’s crushing longing for Captain Wentworth, whom she tried and failed to forget after her snobby friends persuaded her to reject him eight years prior — but he’s come back, having gotten rich at sea, and he’s still hot! My mom cries every time she listens to this song, and I’m not the slightest bit sorry.

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My family and friends couldn’t believe I loved a sailor
Under their sway I suppose I couldn’t either
Eight years have passed and never once did I forget you
Nor all the love you would have given had I let you

You’ve returned and you must have seen
How regret has weighed heavy upon me

We love longest after all hope is gone
I’m still longing, loving you all along

Men can replace the loves they have left with constant action
A baronet’s daughter does not dare pursue a profession
Each day for you felt like a year to me
Safe at home while won your fortune at sea

Oh I’d rather be overturned by you
Than driven to safety by someone else
One look, one word may be enough
But I want to drown you in all my love

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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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