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Dawnbreaker

by Daughter of Swords

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credits

released May 30, 2019

Alexandra Sauser-Monnig: Vocals and all acoustic guitars.
Phil Cook: Ambient electric guitar on 4. Dobro on 6. Harmonica and electric guitar on 7.
Jeff Crawford: Electric bass on 3, 4, 6, and 8. Upright bass on 5.
Ryan Gustafson: Electric guitar on 3, 4, and 8.
Amelia Meath: Additional vocals on 4, 7, and 8.
Nick Sanborn: All electronic beats, Juno, wurlitzer, Moog, piano. Bass on 2.
Molly Sarlé: Additional vocals on 5, 7 and 8.
Joe Westerlund: Percussion on 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

All songs written by Alexandra Sauser-Monnig / Night Paver (SESAC) admin by Big Deal Music Group. “Rising Sun” includes elements of the composition “Gonna Worry You Off My Mind” by Billy Lee Riley used by permission of Lightnin Leon Music (BMI) / Joyce Riley. All rights reserved.

Recorded at CD Alley 2, Durham, NC
Engineered and mixed by Nick Sanborn

Produced by Nick Sanborn
Co-produced by Alexandra Sauser-Monnig

Mastered by Zach Hanson

Art Direction by Martin Anderson and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig
Album Layout by Tim Reavis

Cover photos by Kendall Atwater
Photo location: Bluebird Meadows Farm, Hurdle Mills, NC

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Daughter of Swords is Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man.

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Track Name: Gem
On the edge of the world
out in the night darkness
on a path of dusty brush and eucalyptus
there’s tall grass moving in the wind
on the edge of a cliff over water
I could die in

The sun’s hanging low over the ocean
sand in my hair
cool sand under my feet
pink clouds and the moon coming out
to join me and the heart beat rhythm of your gold soul, beating

California, Carolina
it’s a dry summer again
I miss you over me
rain falling, soft and warm in bed

High-beams sweep around edge of the mountain
etching out in light some line of the hills
wrapped up with a blanket around
waves on the rocks below
you were my abalone boy
the heart beat rhythm of your gold soul
beating
Track Name: Shining Woman
Wind in her hair I met a woman
her bike was loaded down
she was riding out
I slowed my car and I said hello
do you get it all the time
cause I feel in this heart of mine
I wanna be like you, you shining woman

She sat astride her steel steed
leaning on her handle bars she looked at me
she said you've got fire in your eyes
I can see it
life passes by if you don't seize it
then she rode away into the breeze
I watched her grow small and shimmery

Sitting in my car I felt a wonder
of a wonder take a hold of me
life's gone before you know it
and excuses come so easy to me

CHORUS

Her hair flew around her head
oh I see it when I lay awake in bed
light spilled from her eyes
like moon on a river night

CHORUS

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