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"Withering" words and music Vic Chesnutt
Track 3
This song was written by the late Vic Chesnutt from his West of Rome album. It has always been a favorite of Alice's and was one of Vic's faves too.


Lyrics and music by Vic Chesnutt:

What are you doing withering away?
Yes, I heard you lost the will to play
Whatever happened to those fluid movements
you were so proud of in the intimate moments?
What about the girl you left at the altar?
Now now now she's a'planning your funeral
Didn't you learn anything at the protest rally
when you and yours were flooding the capital?

What about your days of glory
when your life was anything but boring?
Now you're making these morbid phone calls
Your friends they gather to cuss and console
What were you doing in that awful decade
after the news broke
and those murderous policies were made?
What were you doing running around
when I was here for you well away from that crowd?


from MOSAIC EP, released January 1, 2016
Alice Despard: guitars, vocals
Evan Pollack: percussion
Les Doerfler: bass guitar, 5-string bass guitar
Grahame Davies, recording engineer
Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound: Mastering




Alice Despard Group Washington, D.C.

The Alice Despard Group is Alice Despard, Les Doerfler, bass and Evan Pollack, drums. Alice's other groups include Hyaa!, the Beggars, Whirligig, Chutes & Ladders, Vauxhall Wagon, Sport Turned Spectacle, and Free Guns At Midnight.
Alice was owner and bartender of Galaxy Hut nightclub in Arlington, VA. She resides in Stonington, CT.
MOSAIC EP is ADG's first release since Thinning of the Veil 2003
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