I love that one can find almost anything using Google. I recently heard a song in the background of an online video and really liked it. I only heard a few of the song’s lyrics, so I googled them. Sure enough, within 10 minutes I had fund the song and downloaded it from iTunes!

The song turned out to be William Fitzsimmons’ “Fade and the Return,” which is now one of my favorite songs. Here’s a live version I found on YouTube:

This song piqued my interest in Simmons’ other work, and after listening to snippets on iTunes I downloaded his most recent album, which is also great. I love the quiet beauty of “Fade and the Return.” The rest of the album is equally moody (in a good way) and contemplative. It’s quickly become one of the favorite albums of the year so far.

Here are the lyrics for “Fade and the Return”:

I’ve been locked out
For twenty years or so
What is this sage on me now
If memories serve
Then I should forget not
This staring glass

My leg’s so frail
Like I havent stood in years
This gate’s so wrong
I crawl towards you
Familiar I was where
The name escapes me now

Fade and then return
Fade and then return

Like babies breath
I’m holding onto air
My lung’s a thief
Should I know you
A stranger though you seem
You feel like home

Fade and then return
Fade and then return
Fade and then return (Fade and then return)
Fade and then return (Fade and then return)
(What comes around) Fade and then return
(What comes around) Fade and then return
(What comes around) Fade and then return
(What comes around)

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