Havergal

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Go to the western gate, where the vines cling crimson on the wall. The leaves will whisper there of her; like flying words, strike you as they fall.

No, there is no eastern dawn to rift the fiery night in your eyes. But where the western glooms gather, the dark will end the dark, if anything.

Out of this grave I come to tell you this, to quench this kiss. Wait for what will come - what will come. Faith will never miss.

There is one way to where she is, past the crimson wall. The winds are tearing the vines away. She will come to the western gate.

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from Red Hands, released September 9, 2009
Music by Matt LeFevers. Lyrics adapted from E.A. Robinson's "Luke Havergal" (1897) by Jackie Roche.

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Your Forgotten Love Phoenix, Arizona

Your Forgotten Love was born out of a fusion of literature and music. In 2003, a college Shakespeare assignment led vocalist Jackie Roche to recruit instrumental jack-of-all-trades Matt LeFevers for a musical adaptation of the bard's 97th sonnet. The resulting song, a sweeping piano ballad dubbed "Winter's Near", went far beyond anyone's expectations, and ignited Your Forgotten Love. ... more

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