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from the lost tapes by kokoku

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I wrote this in response to the after-effects of watching the post-apocalyptic TV movie The Day After (aired 11/20/83). -Ash


by Ash McDaniel

One day, I looked out through my window
and everything that was there yesterday was gone
There was nobody standing out there in the snow
but there were shadows on the surface like angels

I saw darkness hugging darkness and
shadows coming from the sky
And laying there with my face on the ground
I realized there was nobody all around

And laying there, I stared up through the grayness
and I prayed to some god I'd never seen
Please let me wake up from this nightmare
Please give me something to keep living for
I want to live…


from the lost tapes, released December 21, 2020
Darkness -- c 2013 Ash McDaniel
Ash-lead vox, rhythm guitar 1; Gio-backing vox, guitar 2; Em-backing vox, bass


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kokokutheband New York, New York

At the height of NYC's mid-80s "fast-folk" club scene alongside artists like Suzanne Vega, acoustic trio kokoku arrived with sparkling harmonies and tight rhythms .

Along with Tracy Chapman and Indigo Girls, kokoku emerged just as "women's music" became more mainstream. Some called kokoku the female Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Discover the origins of queer acoustic in these lost tapes from 1984.
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