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Object of Desire

from Versicle by Val Holler

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Tuning: EBDGAD (capo I). This song was written in New York and is essentally a tone poem (like many of the songs on this record) about what the title implies.


"Object of Desire"
words and music by Chris Knudson
©Tathata Music (ASCAP)

Simply made
Never betrayed.
With eyes that speak of a birdly-word song
A thousand light-years in her shade.

Essential oil in a fire
Healing hands like a choir.
The sun goes down behind the billabong
The savage takes her blade and cuts the barb-wire.

That old rhythm
Of the shadow dance...

The hidden postmark of a flower
Signed, sealed, delivered I'm yours for an hour.
Just out of reach… maybe not… so long
The ribbon in your glass, so sweet.

That old rhythm
Of the shadow dance...

Feel the shadow of our dance
Heal the shadow of our dance
The shadow of our dance.


from Versicle, released December 8, 1998


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Val Holler New York, New York

Val Holler is the artist name for singer/songwriter Chris Knudson primarily from the mid-1990s to early 2000s, while based in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, Germany. It was a result of Chris being born with a phonetically challenging last name (he pronounces the "K" in Knudson), and finding a musical identity that mixes Scandinavian lore (Valhalla) and southern "hollerin'." ... more

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