Genre: Acoustic
BPM: 150
Released: June 2016
URL: /sndblnd.co/2ouE

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The Girl Who Isn't There




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James Fraser ("offthewall")

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Artist's Notes

From Joel Sattler:

Lidia Ivanova met George Balanchine [the famous Russian ballet choreographer] when they were paired as dancers when they were pre-teens at St. Petersburg's Imperial Theater School. She died in 1924 in a mysterious boating accident just before her scheduled departure from Russia along with Balanchine, his wife Tamara Geva, and two other dancers. Some call her his "lost muse".


Lyrics

THE GIRL WHO ISN'T THERE song lyrics 
by Joel Sattler 

I dance with the girl who waltzes 
I dance with her in my dreams 
I dance with imagination 
or at least that's what it seems 

we dance out on the veranda 
we dance in the village square 
and everyone watches me dancing 
with the girl who isn't there 

Lidia, my lost muse 
Lidia, name that I choose 
for whether I lose or win 
and for all that might have been 
in the night I lie awake 
and go over my mistake 
in my mind the dance begins 
again 

there once was a time we were happy 
in love and more than in love 
when the sun rose out of the mountains 
and the sky would go blue as it does 

but fall is the cruelest of seasons 
and winter takes down every leaf 
and memory needs not a reason 
to reveal the crime of belief 

and women they come and go 
and I loved them as much as I would 
but I told them and all of them know 
at least all of the ones who could 

that the girl who waltzes came first 
and the girl is bound to be last 
I don't mean to dance till it hurts 
but there's no escaping the past 

Lidia, my lost muse 
Lidia, name that I choose 
for whether I lose or win 
and for all that might have been 
in the night I lie awake 
and go over my mistake 
in my mind the dance begins 
again 

and so I go spinning through summer 
through spring I will tour in the air 
revolving around and around 
with the girl who isn't there 

Collaborating From

Chevy Chase Maryland USA
Paris France
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
Vancouver BC Canada