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Shining Woman

by Daughter of Swords

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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


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



released May 29, 2019
Vocals and guitar by Alexandra Sauser-Monnig
Electric guitar by Ryan Gustafson
Ambient electric guitar by Phil Cook
Electric bass by Jeff Crawford
Additional vocals by Amelia Meath
Percussion by Joe Westerlund

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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