Through the Mirror

by Illiteratty

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released April 24, 2016

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Illiteratty Vancouver, British Columbia

“Earle Peach and Illiteratty perform original and innovative tunes which draw inspiration from world music, folk, and jazz. Listening to this group reminds me why I wanted to become a musician, and why I’m still proud to call myself one. Folks, it just doesn’t get any better than this.”

John Lyon, host of Deep Cove Coffee House
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Track Name: Is This My Life?
Is This My Life?

After a thousand years
I opened my eyes to discover
That there were people in the room

All of them looking down at me
Their faces all masks of concern

Saying “can you hear me?
Can you see my finger?
Can you talk to me?
Can you move your hand?”

And I thought, oh,
Is this my life?
Wasn’t I someone else
Just a short time ago?
I must have been sleeping
I must have returned from somewhere
Is this my hand?
Is this my life?
Track Name: What's the Matter With You?
What’s the Matter With You?

She had cheeks like a rose, but everybody knows
That Sonia was a wild child
Sonia was a wild child
So her transgressions were compiled

She had to make amends, cause when she hugged her friends
She didn’t want to let ‘em go
She didn’t want to let ‘em go
Until her mama told her no

Now look at Richard, he’s the perfect little picture
Of the way a child ought to be
He’s the way a child ought to be
And he doesn’t make trouble for me

O Sonia, Sonia can’t you see
You got to learn to act decently
Or they’re never gonna set you free
& Sonia, why do you do these things to yourself?
Why can’t you act like everybody else?
What’s the matter with you?

So Sonia was cool until she saw him after school
Then she threw Richard in the bay
She threw Richard in the bay
Then Sonia had to go away

The judge said “I understand she’s completely out of hand
So we’ve got to do what we should
We’ve got to do what we should
She’s a danger to the public good”

Then Sonia was in juve, but she made an angry move
So they put her in a padded cell
They put her in a padded cell
It was a tiny perfect hell

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& everybody said, when they found her dead
That Sonia was a wild child
Sonia was a wild child
So her transgressions were compiled
Track Name: Ned's Adventures
Ned’s Adventures

It is the time when all children should be safe in bed
Not so our friend Ned
He’s looking in gutters and drainpipes for signs of the dead

He’s plying with sensitive fingers
The muck that is lying in unexplored places
No one but Ned would ever think to look there

No one has any idea what Ned’s been up to
They think he’s just blue
They think that it’s all just a phase that some children go through

They don’t realize the potential
That Ned has achieved with his engine of night
No one knows Ned is doing anything right

Ned, Ned, will we regret the disparaging things that we said?
Will your vengeance come crashing down on our heads
When you’ve become a plague to us all?

We may finally lose count
Of the bodies that once hosted quick human souls
As Ned marches forward with his army of trolls

It is the time when all children should be safe in bed
Not so our friend Ned…
Track Name: Jory
Jory

Jory was an outlaw, don’t know exactly why
He’d turn his TV up when the Witnesses came by
And there never was a gentleman like Jory, Jory
And there never was a gentleman like Jory,
Who never did tell a lie

Jory he went walking on a Sunday afternoon
A spaceship picked him up and he landed on the moon
And there never was an astronaut like Jory, Jory
And there never was an astronaut like Jory,
We hope he’ll be back soon

Jory he walked in to the stock market one day
Bought seven shares of Exxon and gave the company away
And there never was a big tycoon like Jory, Jory
And there never was a big tycoon like Jory,
To make the markets pay
Track Name: A Cloud Took Me Away
A Cloud Took Me Away

We all walked to the foot of the cliff
Stood in its shade in morning light
The sea was wrinkled and clouds were swift
The air was cool, the sun was bright

I said to Jane are you happy now?
She said you never can be sure
The matchstick boy knelt down by a pool
& glowered up at me with a look so pure

Then a cloud took me away
Don’t know how it happened but the next I saw
They were small down on the bay
I was floating high above them all

Watched them suddenly start to move
Crowd around someone lying there
I couldn’t tell exactly who it was
From where I floated I didn’t care

I kept on rising into the sun
Silent voices in my ears
Some of them calm saying don’t be afraid
Some of them sudden and quick with fear

A cloud took me away
Like a gentle hand on my brow
Into the brilliance of the day
It was all familiar somehow

A cloud took me away
To a shining temple in the air
Into the brilliance of the day
To a quiet place somewhere

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