Memory Of A Free Festival

by The Van Allen Belt

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We recorded this cover song before David Bowie's passing. It was originally intended to be included on an album of cover songs but we felt this offering should stand on it's own.


The children of the summer's end
Gathered in the dampened grass
We played our songs and felt the London sky
Resting on our hands, it was God's land
It was ragged and naive, it was Heaven

We touched the very soul
Of holding each and every life
We claimed the very source of joy ran through
It didn't, but it seemed that way
I kissed a lot of people that day

Oh, to capture just one drop of all the ecstasy that swept that afternoon
To paint that love upon a white balloon
And fly it from the topest top of all the tops
That man has pushed beyond his brain
Satori must be something just the same

We scanned the skies with rainbow eyes and saw machines of every shape and size
We talked with tall Venusians passing through
And Peter tried to climb aboard but the Captain shook his head
And away they soared
Climbing through the ivory vibrant cloud
Someone passed some bliss among the crowd
And we walked back to the road, unchained

The Sun Machine is Coming Down, and We're Gonna Have a Party


released February 29, 2016
Words and music by David Bowie
Produced by Frédéric Choudin and B.K. Ferris
Mastered by Scott Taylor

Tamar Kamin: vocals
Frédéric Choudin: vocals, guitar, bass, kalimba, flute
B.K. Ferris: piano
Tom Altes: bass

Artwork by Bill Rivers, design by Nonstop Everything Productions



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