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Lyrics & Music by David Elon Preston

"Every word I heard the Beach Boys sing slipped away with Martin Luther King." I had the tune in my head for a long time, then after watching the movie, "Pleasantville", the seeds were planted for the first line: "I remember life in black and white.."
I remember life in black and white,
Contributed by giorgio 2010/5/17 - 12:07


Lyrics & Music by David Elon Preston

Dedicated to the 13 coal miners who lost their lives at the Sago Mine, Tallmansville, West Virginia.

"The seed for this song came in early January in the aftermath of the Sago Coal Mine disaster in Tallmansville, West Virginia. I had read where some of the miners had written notes as they lay trapped two miles deep inside the mine. One note read, “Tell all I see them on the other side. It wasn’t bad. I just went to sleep.” A melody line began running through my head shortly after, and by mid-February I just had to try to get something down on paper. I tried to record the song with my own back up harmonies but it just didn't sound right.

I asked Anne Cozean and Marty Ross Vining from SongRamp to add their beautiful voices to the mix. They graciously agreed and I am eternally grateful.

This song is dedicated to the families of the miners that lost their lives in Tallmansville and everywhere".
One by one the breathing's stopped.
Contributed by giorgio 2010/5/17 - 08:27

Leonard Wood

Questa canzone ci e' stata segnalata dall'autore.

Fort Leonard Wood is an Army Basic Training camp in Missouri (my son trained there a few years ago). This song is about an incident that occured in Tall Afar (in Iraq near Syria)earlier this year. A car filled with a family returning home was mistaken for insurgents and fired upon by US soldiers. The parents were killed, leaving the children orphans. Newsweek did a haunting story on it last April and the idea of writing a song about it has been in my head ever since.
It’s getting pretty late
2005/12/1 - 10:07

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