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The Witching Hour

from Acoustic Overspill by Overspill Poets

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A plaintive rumination on missing someone but at the same time being inspired by their memory and the influence your time together has had on you. In a CGCGCD tuning learned from Martin Simpson records.


If I have a choice
I will be my own worst enemy
I will always turn in circles

But I knew your voice
And in that distant memory
I will always walk with Angels

It's the witching hour
You're right on time

I can strum this chord
I can hum a ragged melody
But as always words just fail me

But I shared your thoughts
And in that brief epiphany
They were almost spelled out clearly

It's the witching hour
You're right on time

All out of kilter now
All out of kilter now
All out of whack somehow
All out of kilter now

I'll be like a tree
I will bend and bow but never break
Though I lose my leaves in winter

When I know the spring
And feel the sunlight on my face
I will come back all the stronger


from Acoustic Overspill, released November 5, 2011
Vocals: Tim Taylor
Guitar, mandola: George Kitching
Words and music: George Kitching


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Overspill Poets released their debut album, Thompson Falls, in Oct 2009 to critical acclaim. Subba-Cultcha described it as "A living, breathing lexicon of catchy, hook-laden lo-fi opulence infused within layers of guitar driven alt-country". The band then unplugged to explore their folk and Americana influences. The result is the stripped down, warm and initimate sound of Acoustic Overspill. ... more

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