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This is what we saw, luck of the draw.
This is what we learned, a card that has been turned
This is what we found, it just goes around
This is all we comprehend, a beginning and an end

Even here, some light will shine, off and on most of the time
History compressed a million times Are shadows hidden, do they hide?

Martyrs damned retroactive, fate was an aftereffect
Walk on eggs like mourners, painting ourselves into each others corners

I have been down to the deepest depths
I have been up to my neck in it
I have been pushed aside
I must be heard above the silence

Marriage of convenience, body and me waiting, waiting to be free
Like ice expansive when it's cold, sweat it out, in the heat


from Playing On The Dark Keys​.​.​. Plus, released November 8, 1982
Ann DeJarnett - lead voice
Linnea Ahms - bass guitar, backing vocals
Michael Jorgensen - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Kevin King - guitar
Geofry Kaa - guitar

Produced by Ron Goudie and
Mnemonic Devices.
Engineered by Randy Burns.
Second Engineer - Robert Biles.
All tracks arranged by Mnemonic
Recorded and mixed at Fiddler's Studio, Hollywood, February - April 1982.


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Mnemonic Devices Huntington Beach, California

Mnemonic Devices began in 1977 w/ Kevin King & Linnea Ahms, 1st recordings in 1981.

Ann DeJarnett, vocals, violin, Daniel Teeter, keys, guitar, Michael Jorgensen, drums, King guitar, keys & Ahms, bass. (Songs 20-21)

Jeff Kaa joined lineup that recorded “Playing On The Dark Keys” EP (songs 1-4). One other session recorded by this lineup (songs 13-19).

Kaa replaced by Jeff Garcia. Songs (5-12)
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