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‘A single father hears soft singing in his baby’s room. In the darkness, he sees a figure above his child. Flips the light. Nothing. The child is alone, sound asleep.’

This is a companion song to Lila Anne, in that a deceased parent is trying to send reassuring signals to its surviving kin. I cried a ton working on it as I was feeling very mortal at the time.

Kiki Troo sang this song while actually cradling her baby. The child woke up while we were trying to record.

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Hear the wind blowing through the autumn leaves
There’s that one voice that’s calling me
And if it’s in a voice, thin and gone
I’ll still be singing you this lullaby

Chestnut and bay…dappled grays
All pretty horses, I’m sure
I’d cross the ocean time has had me cross
And see them with you if I only could

All I want baby is to care for you
But time has taken me too soon

Hush little baby now please go to sleep
And I’ll be singing you this lullaby
Never despair, baby, now don’t you cry
I’ll still be (always be here) singing you this lullaby

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from Island of the Dolls, released November 22, 2014
Lyrics N, Music S & N w/ Kiki Troo P
Kiki Troo - lead vocals
S - Guitars, organ & extra percussion
N - Bass, backup vocals, organ, extra percussion & samples
P - Drums, backup vocals & extra percussion

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American Sinner Maryland

American Sinner is a rock n' roll stiletto switchblade dance along the edge of a knife that opens up for stabbing. They are not your run-of-the-mill musical tricksters in harlequin unitards holding bouquets of flowers behind their backs. No!...they got it all -manliness like Bowie and femininity like Tina Turner. They got it all so when these boys are randy to rock, you better let 'em. ... more

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