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CREDITS: SIGNS AND WONDERS

Alan Williams – vocals, acoustic and secondary electric guitar, efx, percussion, marimbas, piano,
Greg Porter – bass, bass ukelele, harmony vocals
Darleen Wilson – acoustic and electric guitar, harmony vocals
Thomas Juliano – electric guitar
Ben Wittman – drums, percussion
The Wondrous Signifiers – strings
Violins: Mimi Rabson (concertmaster)
Jessica Amidon, Sue Buzzard, David Eure, Rohan Gregory,
Jacob Hiser, Tara Novak, Mona Rashad, Helen Sherrah-Davies
Violas: Karen Burciaga, Rebecca Miller, Drew Ricciardi, Rebecca Strauss
Cellos: Rob Bethel, John Bumstead, Javier Caballero, Katie McShane
Contrabass: Michael Hartt

Produced, Arranged, “Conducted,” and Mixed by Alan Williams
Basic Tracks recorded by Sir David James Minehan at Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham, MA
      except “All the Sadness” basics recorded by Karl Fleck,
      assisted by Sean Patterson in Durgin 114, UMass Lowell
Strings recorded by Antonio Oliart at Fraser Performance Studio, WGBH, Boston, MA
Remainder recorded by Alan Williams at The Aviary (academic edition), Lowell, MA
Mastered by Adam Ayan, Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
Recording © and ℗ 2018, Blue Gentian Records
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Waterfall

WATERFALL
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI)

What goes on in that head of yours
I’d like to know
‘Cause in your eyes I saw something strange
And I can’t let it go

Maybe I’m just imagining
Ghosts in the dark
When the solace of familiar things
Smothers the spark

Let me close my eyes tonight
So I don’t watch you dreaming

A siren come see me a waterfall
A warning I’m hurting a waterfall

So tell me now, tell me everything
The truth in the lie
Are you reaching out your hand to me?
Or waving goodbye?

Let me close my eyes tonight
So I don’t watch you dreaming

A siren come see me a waterfall
A warning I’m hurting a waterfall
A tremor I’m sorry a waterfall
Tsunami I’m weeping a waterfall

A siren come see me a waterfall
A warning I’m hurting a waterfall
A tremor I’m sorry a waterfall
Tsunami I’m bleeding a waterfall

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SIGNS AND WONDERS

SIGNS AND WONDERS
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI)

Butterflies in flight
Fireflies at night
Moonlight on the lake
The surprise birthday cake
Take a look around
Miracles abound
Like phosphorescence glowing in the sound
The signs and wonders happening every day
The signs and wonders happening every day
The signs and wonders happening every time I see your face

The child who takes your hand
Scattered shells in sand
Whales’ celestial cries
Auroras in the sky
Starlings on a dare
Murmurate in air
Silent dancers, like an answered prayer
The signs and wonders happening every day
The signs and wonders happening every day
The signs and wonders happening every time I see your face

The signs and wonders happening every day
The signs and wonders happening every day
The signs and wonders happening every time I see it-
Can’t believe it -time I see your face

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ALL THE SADNESS TO COME

ALL THE SADNESS TO COME
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI)

Never meant to leave you
I lost the key to your door
Never tried to hurt you
I just can’t say, “I’m sorry,” anymore

Summer rains fall heavy
Winter winds, sure to come

And in the morning after
First the sting, then the numb
And every song, a reminder
Of all the sadness to come

Summer rains fall heavy
Autumn leaves tumble slow
The winter winds will cut you
And leave you bleeding in the snow

Oh. Oh.

Summer rains fall heavy
Autumn leaves tumble slow
The winter winds blow through me
And carve your name in my bones

Never meant to leave you
I just can’t say, “I’m sorry,” anymore

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THE LOGICAL SONG

LOGICAL SONG
By Richard Davies / Roger Hodgson |lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Sorry, these lyrics are not ours to share.

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MY GHOST

MY GHOST
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI)

In the falling dark
Hours will pass in flickering light
Counting the time that folds upon itself
When day is night

Faint illuminations
Watery shapes, the color of cloud
Wiping away the stains of penance
With an empty shroud
An empty shroud

Hold me sweetly, turn me around
Lay down gently, on the ground
Kiss me slowly, pull me close
See right through me, you’re my ghost
You’re my ghost

The pale parade of spirits
Passing through forms not yet defined
Still I am sure I’ve seen your face before
And you have mine

Mirrors of the soul
Comfort and judgment both entwined
Infinite futures walk on ancient paths
That eyes can’t find
Eyes can’t find

Hold me sweetly, turn me around
Lay down gently, on the ground
Kiss me slowly, pull me close
See right through me, you’re my ghost
You’re my ghost
You’re my ghost

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WON’T LET IT GO

WON’T LET IT GO
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI))

Listen – dark times are upon us
The weakest among us
Have something to fear
And it won’t go away
It grows by the minute
It howls in the distance
And breathes in your ear

 Listen – strong winds are blowing
I feel without knowing
That this won’t end well
And it won’t go away
The ominous silence
The rumors of violence
Look out for the

 Lightning on the horizon
The storm is a coming, take cover
But I see a light there to guide us
Take hold of my hand now, and don’t let it go

 Go now – tell all your neighbors
To draw down the shades
And to dim all the lights
Till the night falls away
And daylight returns
As we fall to the dirt
With our eyes on the…

 Lightning on the horizon
The storm is upon us, take cover
But I see a light there to guide us
Take hold of my hand now, and don’t let it go

 Watch out – be mindful of danger
Like candy from strangers
The poison tastes sweet
It will you lead astray
Beyond grace and reason
Between truth and treason
Beware of the…

 Lightning on the horizon
The storm is a raging, take shelter
But I see a light there to guide us
Take hold of my hand now and don’t fear the

 Lightning on the horizon
The storm is a breaking, take comfort
‘Cause I see a light there to guide us
The thread that unites us
I won’t let it go

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ARMS AROUND ME

ARMS AROUND ME
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI)

High up on a mountain, endless sky
Peering over ledges, stories high
And in my mind I’m falling, wordless cries
And no one sees the terror, in my eyes

But I felt your arms around me

Like a tiny starfish, in the sea
I’m drifting with the current, endlessly
And suddenly I’m stranded, on the beach
The shelter of your ocean, out of reach 

But I felt your arms around me

In the dream I waken, far from home
A million miles from nowhere, all alone
Maybe there’s a reason, who’s to know
The final act of treason in letting go

 But I felt your arms around me

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EXTRAORDINARY

EXTRAORDINARY
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI)

It’s just a word
One little sound
One softly spoken sound

It’s just a kiss
My humble gift
A small unfolding gift

 Extraordinary
The common quest with answers so rare
Extraordinary
The precious treasure, hidden everywhere 

It’s just a dance
A lovely flower
A lonely wallflower

It’s just a tear
A waterfall
A frozen waterfall

 Extraordinary
The common quest with answers so rare
Extraordinary
A precious treasure, hidden everywhere

 It’s just a word
One little sound
One softly spoken sound

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SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI)

Clouds above my head
Clouds above my head
Ever drifting, shape shifting
Sun eclipsing, whispering
Softly, softly, softly like a child

Laughing in the rain
Laughing in the rain
Joyously, carelessly
Recklessly, promising
Something, something, something,
Something wild

Like the smiles of a summer night
Smiles of a summer night
Smiles of a sultry summer night

Ground beneath my feet
Ground beneath my feet
Wet grass and warm sand
The soft mossy carpeting
Calling, calling
Calling me to dance

Magic in the air
Magic in the air
Electrostatic, enigmatic
Chain reaction, catching the
Lightning, lightning, lightning
In my hands

Counting the stars in the summer sky
Stars in the summer sky
Stars in the eyes wide open sky

Oh the smiles of a summer night
Smiles of a summer night
Smiles of a star-crossed summer night

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STUDY IN BLUE

STUDY IN BLUE
By Alan Williams © 2018 Under a Metal Sky Music (BMI)

Morning has come, silent and stark
Scattering shards of broken dark
Time takes its time, the coffee grows cold
Waiting for something to take hold

 Staring at hands, stare at the floor
Stare at the cup that begs for more
Light comes and goes, the hours will pass
Placing the flowers in the glass
Study in blue, study in blue
Pacing the room, study in blue

Blending the oil, brush to the paint
Finding a grace to imitate
Seeking out shapes, and coloring shades
Capture the light before it fades

 Study in blue, study in blue
The saddest of hues, study in blue 

‘Til the night comes down
And the fog rolls in
When the stars go dark
And the dreams begin 

Shadows and lines, negative space
Framing the longing on her face
Chromium grey, and cadmium red
Cobalt in every word she said 

Study in blue, study in blue
Whispers of rouge
Study in blue

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