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by Tapani Sysimetsä

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released December 1, 2015

Track 1 - lyrics from a poem 'The Deserted House' by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1830); produced with Undogmatic
Track 2 - erhu, acoustic guitar, flute, percussion, backing vocals by Herman Dexter; bass by Mnu
Track 3 - drums by Mikko Koskinen

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Track Name: Tapani Sysimetsä & Undogmatic - The Deserted House
Life and Thought have gone away
Side by side,
Leaving door and windows wide.
Careless tenants they!

All within is dark as night:
In the windows is no light;
And no murmur at the door,
So frequent on its hinge before.

Close the door; the shutters close;
Or through the windows we shall see
The nakedness and vacancy
Of the dark deserted house.

Come away: no more of mirth
Is here or merry-making sound.
The house was builded of the earth,
And shall fall again to ground.

Come away: for Life and Thought
Here no longer dwell;
But in a city glorious -
A great and distant city -have bought
A mansion incorruptible.
Would they could have stayed with us!

- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1930