Words and Music by Rich La Bonté. Copyright © 2010 Rich La Bonté (BMI). All Rights Reserved.


Words and Music by Rich La Bonte
Copyright 2010 Rich La Bonte (BMI).
All Rights Reserved.

There was nothing
I could ever do or say

I saw you
You haunt me
And it always takes
my breath away

Your spirit
Decending through
The mysteries of the mind

I'm keeping
This melody for you
I'm watching
As you fly


from This Is Rock and Roll, released January 12, 2010
The robin voices on this track are from files contributed to the freesound project by reinsamba, a nature and ambient sound collector and biology teacher from Cologne, Germany. The birds were recorded in springtime 2006-7 in a forest north of Cologne, Germany. The Freesound Project = www.freesound.org

This song is for a 19-year old full blood native American woman named Robin I was introduced to once in Los Angeles. When I learned a few weeks later that Robin committed suicide, I was shocked and depressed. I never really knew her, but a quarter of a century later I still remember her when I see robins hunting in the morning mist.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention still puts the suicide rate for Native Americans between the ages 18-34 at twice the US national average.



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Rich La Bonté (1946) is an American musician, writer, editor. He was lead singer of the upstate New York band the huns (1965- 66), played bass and sang in the original cast productions of the musical Godspell in New York and Los Angeles, Original Cast Album and movie soundtrack. Co-produced and co-wrote Son of Frankenstein LP (1981) with Kim Fowley. Get more info, free MP3s & stuff on his website! ... more

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