from Tempus by Nell James



From another place I’ve seen a face of yesterday and beyond
Drunk on fossilized youth through darkness, out the dawn
He shatters all the years that fall between the now and then
A moment that will know its life many times again

Endless hallway to what was then
Living always, he’ll never end
And he will lend himself to confusion
He will bend himself for illusion

A ghost transcribed his spirit, left on parchment to be seen
Knowing nothing more or less, his face remains serene
Of all the figments of the past, that I could file through
Of all the songs and words been said, I’m glad I know of you

© 2006 Nell James


from Tempus, released March 15, 2006


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Nell James New York, New York

Nell James is a self-produced one-woman-band known for her 2006 progressive rock album, "Tempus," which she released at age 17. She cited the work of Yes, Gentle Giant, the Flaming Lips and Nektar as her major influences and performed vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion. James now composes concert music under the name Nell Shaw Cohen. ... more

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