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“Gem" is the debut release from Daughter of Swords – Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man.


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


released February 19, 2019
Recorded at CD Alley 2, Durham, NC
Produced, engineered and mixed by Nick Sanborn
Co-produced by Alexandra Sauser-Monnig
Executive Produced by Martin Anderson
Mastered by Zach Hanson


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

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