Adagio for Pots & Pans

by Aaron English

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Charles Darwin, 1872
In the reptile house at the London Zoo
Taunting the poison snakes in the cage below
He knows he's safe here on his side of the window
But something deep in his brain, in his animal past
Makes him flinch every time the adder strikes the glass

Charles Darwin points a keychain flashlight
Up to the stars, to the endlessness of night
He wonders if some space-bound pilgrim
Will catch the light and send it winking back at him
Or will his light just quietly disperse
At the infinite ends of the universe?

Oh oh, a light, a lonely lonely light
Oh oh, shine a light, a lonely lonely light, oh

A man's idea becomes the spark, becomes the light that shatters the dark
The breath between the tick and tock, between what is and what is not
Where the shadows move in and out between the certainty and the doubt

Oh oh, a light, a lonely lonely light
Oh oh, shine a light, a lonely lonely light, oh

Charles Darwin at the kitchen sink
Washing dishes, he's got time to think
He thinks: How strange, that of all the things he's done
Some will disappear and some live on and on and on
He takes a spoon in his withered hand
Plays an adagio for pots and pans


released June 12, 2016
Aaron English: Vocals, percussion, string arrangement, programming. Miguel Mateus: Guitar, bass. Mark Fauver: Programming, keyboards. Derek Munson: Drums. Jesse Ahmann, Gulay Sarbay, John Jewell, Geli Wuerzner: Strings. David Goodell: Whistling.

Written by Aaron English, Miguel Mateus and Mark Fauver. Produced by Mark Fauver & Aaron English. Mixed by Don Gunn. Mastered by John McCaig at Panic Studios.


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Aaron English Seattle, Washington

The band's distinctive sound is ambitious, world-beat-influenced art rock a la Peter Gabriel and Led Zeppelin, driven by Aaron English's vivid lyrics, acrobatic voice, and deft piano work. Also incorporating high-energy rock, pulsing electronics, and instrumentation from five continents into the band's recordings and live shows. ... more

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