The Origin Of Sleep

by Autumn Tears

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They watch with closed eyes.... speaking through us, becoming us... yet still they stray channeling their voices, singing in unison until the end of days wailing... chasing the void It's so quiet... like a birth in the aether A nameless child claws free from the womb a moment of clarity... compassion... clinging on, now slipping into death's cradle We watch with closed eyes.... breathing through us, welcoming us... yet still we stray channeling their agony grieving in unison until the end of days wailing... embracing the void Vengeful apparitions masquerade among us Baring a guise of benevolence and mercy A delusion which we choose to ignore What fools... We should be so grateful just to be awake, and endlessly relive our darkest days It is so close now. So very close...
I am always and never alone Whispers in my ear when I close my eyes And dream of running barefoot through the poppy fields and dancing in misty meadows With each briny breath I can almost remember The blood in my veins My reflection in the watery mirror And a glowing sun beneath the waves As voice is carried away by the wistful breeze I slip away from you, and from me I sleep soundlessly in my river bed The wind and cold water Shining wounds reflected within the red ripples Like little smiling faces under glass washing away the memories The sun ever gleaming in my eyes Eyes which I can no longer close So very tired now and sleep will come quick The last secret I will keep with me Forgive me for leaving, but I am just so tired Now I finally feel safe The Ghost beside me... is me
Cast your eyes to behold me... Another day comes to swallow the stars Morning takes hold and shapes the things to come I can’t recover life before my wish to fly Feathers falling slowly... gray like the clouds which blanket sky A discord rises and echoes with one voice nothing comes from passive means Not having learned to live I will wait for you Cast your eyes to behold me mother of creation forger of light bringer of darkness Born into light... and into darkness an enigma of twisted fate Born into light... A heart beats Breathing life is no simple thing Blooming Earth takes her steps slowly Cautiously dreaming of years unchanging All I can do now is comfort her pain When summer snow burns night torn shade When the requiem is sung for each new day When all things undone... I will return Cast your eyes to behold me... We grow old within the womb... all is undone Cast your eyes to behold me mother of creation forger of light bringer of darkness
I am a little girl chasing butterflies remembering all that was yet still I sleep in mother's arms why can I not wake? I am a baby dreaming of birds and thistle flowers and stone and creatures of the earth I remember many years from now yet still I sleep cradled in mother's arms why can I not wake? I am a woman asleep by the river bed I speak to myself for so very long now I’m so very cold so very still lungs rife with stagnant air why can I not wake? mother hold me cradle me close to you and kiss me goodbye lay my body to the ground that I may bloom to seed the soil I am a little girl again running through poppy fields dancing through misty meadows chasing butterflies chasing myself to sleep remembering so many years ago cradled in mother's arms and again.... I sleep I am a baby sleeping again in mother's womb remembering all that was fading now... I am awake


After 10 years of silence, Autumn Tears is back with our new 2018 CD EP "The Origin of Sleep", featuring a full string and horn section, woodwinds, harp and orchestral percussion.

"The Origin of Sleep" Features the amazing vocal talents of Irish singer / songwriter / harpist Brona McVittie, as well as original Autumn Tears woodwind player Terran Olson (maudlin of the Well). Among the many talented musicians featured are French horn player John Clark, who has performed with Joni Mitchell, Sting, Luther Vandross and a slew of others, as well as harpist Tom Moth from Florence and the Machine and veteran Autumn Tears vocalist Jennifer LeeAnna.

Mastered by Peter Bjärgö from Arcana (Swe) at his Erebus Odora studio. Cover artwork by Kishor Haulenbeek. The five songs on this EP are exclusive to this release and will not appear on our upcoming full length album in 2018.


released February 1, 2018

Composition, arrangements, lyrics, piano: Ted Tringo
Lead and backing vocals, vocal arrangements: Brona McVittie
Lead Violin and string arrangements: Brian Schmidt
Lead Violin and string arrangements: Julian Spiro
Backing vocals: Jennifer Judd
Viola: Kelly Ralston
Cello: Molly Leigh Jones
Flute, Clarinet: Terran Olson
French Horn: John Clark
Trumpet: Chad Bell
Trombone: Petar Milanovic
Classical Harp: Tom Moth
Snare drums: George Ball
Orchestral Percussion: Anubis
Orchestral composition on "Chasing The Void": Joshua Empyre
Solo Violin on "Chasing The Void": Gustavo Eiriz
Solo Viola on "Chasing The Void": Nicolaj Møller Nielsen
Flute on The "Ghost Beside Me": Marybeth Kern
Cello on "Shaping A Fragile Utopia": Luke Payne
Cover Artwork: Kishor Haulenbeek
Mastered by Peter Bjärgö at Erebus Odora studio


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After the highly acclaimed 2019 full length release "Colors Hidden Within the Gray", we are thrilled to present our newest offering "The Air Below The Water", featuring 90 minutes of brand new music.

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