At Night I Fly to Heaven (sometimes France)

from "Vesica Piscis"


On this single bed
the love of loved ones
dead for years
and lovers never born
At night I fly to heaven
(sometimes France)

Deeper than the sun
in waxen shades of green
an offering by hands unseen
of oranges

Reflections of the morning sky
on rivers lie, a woven life
that swims and flies in light

Through these broken days
the love of loved ones softly singing
ringing in my ears
soothing me

The candlelight and murmured psalms
of Notre Dame
awaken to the breaking Easter dawn

Life wakes into day
the dead awake to dreams that linger
bringing on the dark
At night I fly to heaven sometimes
(sometimes France)

Composed, Arranged, and Produced by J S Kingfisher. Harp: Gayle Levant; Cello: Martin Tillman; Clarinet: Steve Tavaglione; Vibes: Roger Burn; Percussion: Bruno Coon; Guitars: Tony Blondal; Spoken Word: Olivier Clement; Synth Bass/Keyboards/Vocals: J S Kingfisher. Sound Design and Engineering: Greg Townley; second engineers, Bill Kingsley andBarry Goldberg. Mixed from 32 tracks of digital and 24 tracks of analog to 2 track analog with Dolby SR; recorded at Conway Studios and Hoofhaven, mixed at Conway. Mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab.


Track Notes

When Martin Tillman laid down his cello on this track, it was a quiet rubato piece with only Fender Rhodes and a lead vocal – when he first heard the final mix, it had had so much surgery he didn’t recognize it! Gayle Levant’s harp – which really brings the track to life, I feel –  was added midway through the mix; she set up on a piece of plywood in the control room, and took the chart places I hadn’t imagined. I improvised the keyboard bass at the last minute, too – it ain’t over till it’s over! —jsk


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