The day after - Copyright © Paul Huxham 2017. All rights reserved.
This last year 2016 has been hard.
And for some it is been one of immense sadness and change. I dedicate this track to all people from all times who have been witness to change; who have lived to tell the tale of those who did pass or might be forgotten, or have dragged themselves from the edge back to the world where others survive.
Still there are others who manage to hold on to what little they have. And yet amongst the sadness and memories we can still find something worthwhile; something worth living for; and dying for.

Sliding off to sleep on a stormy afternoon
I find my mind drifting amongst stories and ideas.
I see myself as a soldier, floating above the shore.
The battle rages below and in my melancholy I find
that the belief of victory is strong.
Yet the nagging doubt languishes and establishes itself.
And so I find my death on the battlefield a surreal experience
while being torn apart and crushed into the sand and surf.
Until I wake to find the sunlight steaming through the open curtain
the day after.

Composed, performed and produced by Paul Huxham January 2017

ISRC # AU-LCE-17-00008
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Into the Jaws of Death” is a historic photograph taken on June 6, 1944, by Robert F. Sargent, a chief photographer's mate in the United States Coast Guard. It depicts U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division soldiers disembarking from an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Landings in World War II

This image or file is a work of a United States Coast Guard service personnel or employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image or file is in the public domain (17 U.S.C. § 101 and § 105, USCG main privacy policy and specific privacy policy for its imagery server).
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The day after