I've been fortunate to work with talented and kind persons in the last decade-and-a-half who enriched my compositions with their own musicianship:  Patrick Currin, Tolokun Omokunde, Victoria Bolton, Parrish Anderson, Glenn Jones, Gil Velez, along with the sound wizards Merritt Partridge, Brent Lambert, and most recently, Scotty San Dwich and Mike Westbrook. 

Immense thanks to friends Henry Jackson, Dolores Holt Newton, John Watson, Padraig McCrory, Tim Washburn, Gerald Simpson, Kathy Wolford, The Richard Thornton Library and others who helped me along this way.  Thank you for your contributions to the journey.

Oxford NC October 2022

''TIME SLIPS AWAY''

We go sailing gently down the stream.

Drifting as we wake up from the dream.

And time slips away

as if it never was.

Time slips away...

as if it never was

or could have been...

All the lovely faces fall back into me.

Marvelous it seems that all of this could be

And time slips away 

as if it never was. 

Time slips away... 

as if it never was 

or could have been...

 

Oh want you come with me?

It's such a brilliant sky.

Those clocks were made of grief.

There's only You and I...

unbound.

 

All our  minds are healed

all good dreams have been done.

Sight and sound are fused

into this  rising sun.

And time slips away 

as if it never was. 

Time slips away... 

as if it never was 

or could have been...

©2017 Silvanus Slaughter (ASCAP)