Thank you Stephen for your amazing and truly moving lyric. Thank you Dawn for your stunning vocals!

Stephen posted his lyric on 50/90 in 2014. I was instantly moved by his lyric and asked if I could create music to it. Here is our song with vocals by Dawn Otteson.

© 2014 by Stephen Wordsmith and Nadia Cripps
Lyrics by Stephen Wordsmith, Music by Nadia Cripps,
Vocals by Dawn Otteson, Piano by Nadia Cripps,
Demo updated in 2015 by Nadia Cripps and Dawn Otteson
Photo by Wil Stewart: stocksnap.io/photo/65U9RLQCG3

She lay down in the sand
On a warm summer night
Her breath hung in a mist
On the horizon

She clutched at her neck
At an unbroken chain
As she saw the next link
On the horizon

Then she took with the shackle
Her life in her hand
And she drew a deep breath
On the horizon

And the night air eddied with tragic magic

She succumbed to the drag
Of an unbroken chain
Pulling her ever near
The horizon

As she lay in the sand
On a warm summer night
And she saw her last sun
On the horizon


released July 10, 2015



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Thank you for visiting for a listen. My name is Nadia. I'm a piano teacher, a pianist, composer and a songwriter. I write in different genres including acoustic piano, musical, soundtrack, ballet music. I love ballet and musicals and many of my compositions and collaborations reflect this. Please contact me if you would like to use my music. Some instrumentals and songs are available to purchase. ... more

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