What to Take

by Emily Spector

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This piece is the final component of my 2016-17 independent study of the intersections and fusions of rock and classical music.

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"It was the perfect night to walk 800 miles but I'm still here,
I will not turn back, count the thoughts inside my head,
They're so severe.

And with our fingers crossed the tendons might get faded, just might break,
Do you lie alone and wonder what to give and what to take?

So hold the drink now, say it again,
Right hand up, tell me goddamn when,

You can scream but I hear you, I know your name,
And the creed's no reason to bow, no blame,
Just lead me down but where's that better ending?

There is a danger I was hoping might get closer I'm just
Fine so let's go far, maybe drown, maybe whine,

Just don't go home tonight, you can find your evening way out here with me,
Charge the name well it's all the same, and I just can't count to three

So hold that drink, oh no not again,
Right hand up, tell me goddamn when,

You can scream but I hear you, I know your name,
And the creed's no reason to bow, no blame,
Just lead me down but where's that batter ending?

We can all live forever but they shout decay,
And the sky's still black when the sun's okay,
Don't try to find me, there's nothing to break open.

There comes a time when you feel like you've done all there is to do,
And you need a brand new place to walk all over you"

credits

released May 25, 2017
Composer: Emily Spector
Engineering, Mixing, Mastering: Doug Epstein
Orchestra: The Horace Mann Sinfonietta 2016-17
Conductor: Nathan Hetherington
Vocals and Guitar: Emily Spector
Studio: The Horace Mann Studio

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Emily Spector New York, New York

My new album, Departed Qualities, is out now! Contact me for collabs, booking, licensing, etc.

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to the release show and celebration on Nov. 18! Sold out show- couldn't have asked for a better crowd!
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