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Cherry Blossom

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Inspired by jazz pianist Bill Evans, the cave painters of Pech Merle and Carl Rogers.


Bill Evans reaching for the sound of getting up and coming down
Death and resurrection
And as his fingers touch the keys somehow he's reaching in to me
And makes the sweetest of connections

And as the sun comes up again, and as the needle soothes the pain
The notes pour out and there remain like cherry blossom in the rain

The painter crouching in the dark, by firelight he makes his mark
Reaching for connection
I step from heat into cool cave. Ten thousand years in his grave he
Waves his resurrection

And as the sun comes up again, and might herd replaced by grain
The tribe moves on but still remains like cherry blossom in the rain

How deep and dark a place must I crawl down into to face
My loss and separation
Reaching out awkward and scared in case I find there's no one there
When I try to make connection

And as the sun comes up again with nothing left to soothe the pain
The tears pour down and there remain like cherry blossom in the rain


from Almost Home, released March 20, 2017
Andy Whitehouse: guitar, vocal and xylophone
Paul Littlewood: pianette and synthesizer



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Andy Whitehouse Sheffield, UK

I am the singer and writer with Sheffield band The SIlver Darlings . Our 2011 album “Souls” was regarded as “music to make you feel better” by Americana UK. Almost Home is my first solo album and includes material performed with the amazing Chris Wood.
Quotes: Martin Stephenson “beautiful”, Dolly Varden’s Steve Dawson “a unique, engaging voice” and Geoff Berner “cliché free songwriting”.
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