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While I am alive I want to feel the winds that blow
Riding them to four corners and then just letting go
While I am alive I want know the truth and fear
To reach out in the dark of night and know that you are near

While I am alive, to walk among the fields
Before all we know is trampled under heel
While I am alive, to see the sun with my eyes
To look up at the stars at night and wonder why

While I am alive

While I am alive I smash the windows of the world
Headlong into battle, all of our flags are unfurled
While I am alive I want to sail the seven seas
Letting fate be damned do exactly as we please

While I am alive, to know the truest love
That there is no doubt, when push has come to shove
While I am alive, my back against the wall
No need for a net, it is only a fall

While I am alive

credits

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

Produced by Mnemonic Devices.
Recorded and Engineered by Max Solomon
All tracks arranged by Mnemonic
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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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