The Sullen Saint of Eden

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In the evening of my sullen saint of Eden where the vessels flow
branching out and back into my flesh and sinking air into my chest
where the lights are set inside my tambourine Cartesian cabaret
from the fingers of the creeping chordate clambering onto the land

darling I fear we can't outlast
breathe deep and maybe this feeling will pass

how I love to watch you move your body through my faded halls and rooms
(how I love to watch you move it)
where the staircase bends around the corner by the window on the moon
(so it seems to me)

fill your eyes and lay your head
the fondest scenes are far ahead
let evening breezes come along
to fill your flesh and empty lungs
yeah things will grow and then will die
the sun will stop and so will I
a million of my molecules
will spin around the universe

but here we are alive
strange dreams colliding
this is all you've wanted


from Songs For Modern Dance, released September 23, 2010



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Peter Adams Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Peter Adams is a composer and producer based in Philadelphia whose unique works for film, TV, modern dance, theater, and commercial release have captivated audiences and critics alike. Classically trained but unconfined by genre, Peter records his compositions using a variety of sample libraries and live instruments performed individually, allowing for music both intimate and expansive. ... more

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