Disintergration Is Painless

from by Stephen Sciulli

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Instruments: Vocals, Beard resonator guitar, Roland accordion, drums, Moog Voyager, Korg M3, Alchemy synth, tingsha


Disintegration Is Painless
By Stephen Sciulli

I believe I’ve seen her floating by
in the youngest wave of light.
Awoke from drowning, she walks away from the sea
approaching the observatory.
This is where they once agreed to meet.

Moving closer like an unnamed star.
The telescope shows decades of neglect.
The dome is cracked and vines grow around once shiny brass;
this is not how she remembers it at all.
Feels like she’s walking without feet, in an invisible world.

Those aren’t clouds, those are ghosts in the sky.
Nothing is as she remembers it.
Invisible and secret things are revealed
in the filtered light from the trees.
She tells the clouds about the observatory.

Feels a presence moving closer,
it’s who she’s been waited for.
A distant echo hidden in her existence
willing to drink in every flame.

He’s wearing tattered battle clothes.
He doesn’t touch the slippery earth.
Two souls unite and find power in being everywhere.
They designed this world to suit their existence.

Oh my sweet love where’d you get the awful gash?
She reaches to touch the hole in his side.
No longer tethered he looks surprised
as the sun arched across the morning sky.

He disintegrates and disappears before her eyes.
The wind picks up – she wishes she could cry.


from High In The Mountain, released February 13, 2017
Words, Music and Instruments by Stephen Sciulli
Mixed and Recorded by Stephen Sciulli
Song Mastered by Paul Ferraro



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Stephen Sciulli Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stephen is based in the upper reaches of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in a very small rural farming community.

Dobro, banjo and lap steel guitars are mixed with electronics to create atmospheres and textures evoking dream-states and other-worldly environments.

Earth-based sounds reflect the mysteries of early evening in the mountains and deeply wooded areas.
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