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SNOW, an arrestingly minimal duet with guitarist Elliot, continues the theme of coming to terms with letting a loved one go. This was written quickly and recorded live, and was the first song I completed in my then-new apartment in Queens with a view of La Guardia airport’s landing pattern.


my window faces
the north and the east
the morning sun wakes me
he won't give me peace
there's room here beside me
but i guess you know
if it weren't for the sun
we'd be watching the snow

through the bare branches
in skies bleached and bland
the airliners float
as they ready to land
i know that people
come and they go
but i thought by now
we'd be watching the snow

cold grey days
stole summer away by degrees
still i thought that we'd
find a way to fight off the freeze

caught the storm on our tongues
tried to melt in inside
but none of our wishes
could make winter die
it came with the bite
but with none of the show

so i stand here alone
at my open window
missing your warmth
and watching for snow


from Sailor's Daughter, released July 1, 2007



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Celia Chavez California

The tiny but mighty Celia Chavez has spent the past several years traveling the world as a 20-Feet-From-Stardom style backup singer to stars such as P!nk, Melody Gardot and Julia Fordham. She is currently a featured vocalist and duet partner in the touring band for Enrique Iglesias.
As a solo artist, Celia makes records in the tradition of 1970's Laurel Canyon; real musicians making real music.
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