See Or Shut Your Eyes

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My first thought was, he lied in every word. Askance to watch the working of his lie on mine, and mouth scarce able to afford suppression of the glee, that pursed and scored its edge, at one more...

Better this present than past; back therefore to my darkening path again. No sound, no sight as far as eye could strain.

I turned from him, quiet as despair. Pausing to throw backward a last view o'er the safe road, 'twas gone; grey plain all round. Nothing but plain to the horizon's bound. "See, or shut your eyes."


from Red Hands, released September 9, 2009
Music by Matt LeFevers. Lyrics adapted from Robert Browning's "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" (1855) by Jackie Roche and Matt LeFevers. Latin text by Matt LeFevers.



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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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