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Your toast vinegared wine,
rotting on the vine.
Moving oh so fast,
cancerous time
Your temples screaming targets,
any stranger might
take it all away

Playing on the dark keys
No one heard the melody
Playing on the dark keys
You want to play
You have to bleed

You bit flesh fiercely,
tasted only tin
Not blood,
the well deserved fruits of sin
Passion extruded
with too much ease
And love is just another
sick venereal disease

Life is internal bleeding
the tease is the end
Like glass more dangerous,
When broken


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

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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