Lorentz Postcard

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This is my bitter relativistic space travel song! Well, John always said it was bitter-sweet. I wrote it after reading 17 Ursula K. LeGuin books in a row - she does relativistic estrangement so well. I despair utterly of conveying the music/chords to you via computer; it's roughly in G and Cm.

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You never were the patient kind
Well now you'll get to find out how it ends
Our little lives, our deaths, our fates
And never have to make amends

Well I can tell you I forgive you
For the things that went before
Beside this last betrayal
they all fade away

You never told me when you left
You had to creep out like a cat
You never saw me as I wept
But you were never one to think about that

And of course you know I miss you
But you must have guessed that, dear
And I'll miss you now forever
At least that's how it looks from here

Walking down the empty years
While you sleep them off so slow and so remote

But I will fade away as well
Long before you reach that distant star
So let's say I forgave you this one too
Let's say I wish you well where you are
Let's say I wish you well where you are

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from Clutter from 2006, released December 31, 2006

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Brooke Abbey (formerly Brooke Lunderville) is a banjo-playing pharmacist from Vancouver, BC.

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