The Shadow of a Shade

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You tell me that I must die. Well it's no matter, dear king. We all must die. If this takes me before my time, then surely death is a gain.

Unwept, unloved I go. No tears will mourn me dead. No friend to cry, but I shall miss you soon.

Say that I'm mad and let me risk the worst that I can take. Just wash your royal hands of me, except to take my life.

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from Red Hands, released September 9, 2009
Music by Matt LeFevers. Lyrics adapted from Sophocles' "Antigone" (circa 442 B.C.E.) 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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