Stella

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Amanda Simonelli Your story behind this song about your grandmother at Gallery 263 left an impression on me. Further more, this song has a stunning composition that echoes with every piano note.
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I wrote this song about my 95-year-old grandmother, Stella. She has always been quite content in life though she now struggles with memory loss.
Stella was excellent at water-colorings and drawings, and could not believe that she had produced some of the works we showed her. She is always so humble, and it was very cool to see her appreciate her artwork in the most objective way.

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Stars that are long gone, I still see the light from them
Words that I wanted to say to you still have some fight in them
Fever dream memories, I still invite them in
Stories we told to our parents, oh no did we frighten them?

Memories are a string wrapped 'round a spool
And the older you get, well the tighter they pull
'Til you can't see the start, and you can't find the end
And so every day you just begin again

Places and names on the tip of my tongue
Syllables fade with the face of the young
Thumbing through albums of photographs one by one
I can't recall what I saw soon as we are done

Memories are a string wrapped round a spool
And the older you get, well the tighter they pull
'Til you can't see the start, and you can't find the end
And so every day you just begin again

Where is my father? My clearness of sight?
Where is the man who I sleep with at night?
Where is the cat who was scratching the door?
Remember when they captured Joe in the war?
Who made these paintings, was it really me?
I must admit that they're truly lovely,
Truly lovely

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from Question Mark, released February 5, 2016
music, lyrics, performance by Julia Mark
recording, mixing, mastering by Geoff Ong

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Julia Mark Boston, Massachusetts

Julia Mark grew up in semi-rural New Jersey listening to bebop greats and folk music legends. After several years of classical piano lessons, she began writing her own music as a student of the late jazz pianist, Eric Doney. Julia Mark's music is optimistically dissonant and lyric-driven.

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