Silk and Steel

© 1988 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-sa.

Another song about the AI guitar. I still don't know the full story behind this one--there's a big gap there.

Lyrics [pdf]

(Drop D tuning: DADGBE; mixolydian mode)

D5 G D G A
  Lady Melody sleeps  dream ing on the  wall behind the  bar;
D
Crystal skeins of memory in a  battered old guitar.
G D A G D A
Re membering how  she  was  made,  electrons joined with  song;
D A D Dsus2 D
The gentle hands that  held  her then; the  voice so clear  and   strong;
D5 G D Dsus2 G D A
The  way he taught her  how  to  sing, to  dream and  love and  feel,
D A D A C G D
And the warm touch of his  fin gers  on  her  strings of silk  and  steel

Lady Melody remembers all their nights of song and stars;
Forest walks and midnight talks and noisy crowded bars;
The demon-haunted night they dared to share their dream of space
Where all their restless friends could find a haven and a place;
The song the thunder sang that day when all their dreams turned real
Launcher's hellfire ringing through her strings of silk and steel.

One verse instrumental -- flute or bass flute.

But now the man who loved her has been dead these seven years;
She mourned the only way she could, with songs instead of tears.
Helped to raise the child he left to grow up proud and strong,
And filled the long nights dreaming in the echo of a song,
And waiting for some gentle touch that once more may reveal
The music that lies sleeping in her soul of silk and steel.

remember to tune up!