Mourning

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Although the reflection brings understanding, it also brings a deep melancholy. The end is near and our protagonists can see that now. This is the sadness of accepting death and that the journey, both difficult and wonderful, must come to and end. Becca Stevens leads us here.

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Once I saw a man, so naked
Tides came in, floating
It looked like suicide
Soon his clothes they blew away
And nothing else was left
But quiet and sorrow.

Once the morning light caressed me.
Once she sang her song, but no more - all is gone
And if life just blows away
If it just disappears
What will come of me?

REFRAIN

I never thought that it would end
How could I ever comprehend
The hour of its passing
We have traveled so far
We have sailed the seven seas
What is life without pain?
Such a beautiful dream.

All dreams have to end.

Here the thunder rang, it shook me
Here I woke, crying
So desperate to get home
Memories they run away
Soon they will disappear
Will fade from the scene.

As a child the world it seemed like
My playground, my stage
A sea filled just for me
Now I turn my gaze outward
Embracing all I see
A world large and wondrous.

REFRAIN

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from MOBRO, released May 13, 2014

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John Ellis New York

John Ellis is widely recognized as one of New York’s premiere tenor saxophone voices. With more than 150 album credits as a sideman, John can be heard with artists as wide ranging as Charlie Hunter, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Darcy James Argue, Dr Lonnie Smith, and Helen Sung. John has released ten albums as a leader, three of those featuring his wildly popular New Orleans-centered band Double-Wide. ... more

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