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Wind Tunnel Dreams: Shayara bits for Jack. Prompt: Songs. 
10th-May-2011 01:38 pm
"Come Home"
Driftwood Angels

You must have had a memory
or even just a dream
Something's told you that you're not
as human as you seem

So I will raise this song to you,
I will raise this call
To reach to you across the miles
Our lady of the Fall

And I say,
come home, come home
and I say, come home
come home.
I say,
come home, come home,
and I say, come home,
come home.

I will don my gold,
oh, and I'll swear to the green
I will hold this line
I will stand between

I will fight with all my heart
ki'shana, blood and bone
If you will come to lead us
ki'anthra, we are your own

And I say,
come home, come home
and I say, come home
come home.
I say,
come home, come home,
and I say, come home,
come home.

We wait, we sing
We plan and dream
We feel you far away -
We call you home
With all our might
Lishaya, we believe.

And we sing,
come home, come home
We sing, come home
come home.

(repeat final chorus as long as the audience wants to.)

Words & music by Sara Tallart
Guitar and vocals: Sara Tallart
Bass: Joseph Keleyn
Drums: Shawn Tallart
Tracked & mixed by Con Linar, Clarity Studios, Shayara

As you may have read, Jack's vet forgot to charge us for the actual surgery, so it's $1K after all; any overage will go to Elayna's Explo fund, because we need to pay $700 on that before the end of the month.

Con's name is Conrad. You'd go by Con too. He calls his studio Clarity because he's quite in love with a woman named Clara he's never met. Yes, I know everyone's backstory.

Shawn and Sara are both Tallarts, but are no more related than like umpteenth cousins. Sara came here from Vegas, where she thought for years she was garden-variety human, until a certain Martin Telenias knocked on her door. She started Driftwood Angels pretty soon after she got here. Alto, not soprano, thank you very much. She's friendly but reserved, and her healing gift has given rise to rumors that she's also of Tamrani blood.

Joseph's not her usual bassist - he's her boyfriend. He was the one who got this song out of her, though. He's a member of the Kirayth, the unofficial police force of the city, and spent months at the back of the club nursing drinks during Driftwood Angels shows and watching Sara before finally appearing at load-out and seeming like he'd always been there. Joseph and Sara have an apartment just a few blocks from the Tower where most of the rest of the Kirayth live, including Joseph's partner Victor. Sara and Joseph are monogamous, which is unusual for Shayara at large and their social circle.

Shawn is more commonly known around some parts as "Annie's son." Annie Tallart made a hell of a splash at the Sanctuary, and is remembered fondly, even though she's forsaken Shayara politics to live in California. The identity of Shawn's father is a secret for now. Shawn has a treacherous hard-to-manage wild-card gift which necessitated his being raised mostly at the Sanctuary (he's met Clara, so that was an interesting recording session); he came here in his early 20s and joined Driftwood Angels almost instantly, though he does moonlight in some less-folky, more-punk bands.

Yes, this has a tune. Yes, I can sing it, for values of "sing" that include the fact that I am not an awesome singer. Buy me a drink at Wiscon (or get me to the Governor's Club floor) and you just might hear it, if you want to.
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10th-May-2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
*big hugs*
10th-May-2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Just reading this made my scalp prickle and tighten all over.

Oh yeah, there's definitely a tune there, a'right. *nods firmly*
12th-May-2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
10th-May-2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
get me to the Governor's Club floor

That can be arranged; I have a GC room this year....
12th-May-2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
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