A Cloud Took Me Away

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One possible scenario for dying


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


from Through the Mirror, 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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