A Lily for the Spectre

Album: A Lily for the Spectre (2007)
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  • Stephanie Dosen told the Independent newspaper May 9, 2008 about this song: "It's about a woman who goes through a ritual with the Moon to reconnect with her dead lover. She likens the Moon to a watchman who is winking and very still. When her spectre finally appears she says, 'I feel you, my spectre yet unseen. Did you get the lilies I sent? Did the violin that played make its way through the gauzy curtain?' At the end she speaks a little spell: 'Come find the place where the curtain is thin. Wink at the watchman and he'll let you in.' I like the idea of death being just a gauzy curtain. A thin sheet and a Moon wink are all that separate her from the other side."
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