Land Of The Living

waves of sound
waves of motion
I cast off the anchor
and drifted out into the night
I was bound
by some foolish notion
lashed to the mast
cast adrift on a sea of emotion
welcome back
it's time for forgiving
land of the living
we're in the land of the living

on solid ground
I heard waves break in rhythm
never thought that the song of the siren
could lure me away
I sang a round
in harmony with them
never thought that their sad orchestration
would lead me astray
welcome back
it's time for forgiving
land of the living
we're in the land of the living

watched a flawless sunrise, from a dirty beach
saw the whole world waiting                                         (bridge only on version 2)
waiting just out of reach

well, I nearly drowned
lost on the ocean
I crashed on the rocks
just a castaway
back in your arms
I found sanctuary
but I can't help but thinking about the one that got away

welcome back
it's time for forgiving
land of the living
we're in the land of the living

© Jessie Jacobson
music: May 1985 + January 1992 (bridge melody)
lyrics: May-November 1985 + September 1986 • version 3 bridge lyrics: July 14-21, 1981)
Note: demo version features different lyrics and an intro/bridge composed by Jerome Faulkner (August 1985) that was later dropped for the studio versions.

1985 Demo Version
Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars
Toni Zeto: Lead & Backing Vocals
Jerome Faulkner: Keyboards, Backing Vocal
Jarrett Lesko: Bass
Brian Bielski: Drums
+drum machine

Produced by Jessie Jacobson on TEAC 4-track recorder October-November 1985.

1986 Studio Version (1)
Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars
Toni Zeto: Lead & Backing Vocals
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Backing Vocal
Brian Bielski: Drums
-with-
Tony Berg: Piano

Produced by Tony Berg
Engineered by Frank Sposato
Recorded September 1986.

1992 Studio Version (2)
Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Backing Vocals
Brian Bielski: Drums
Katriina Huotari: Keyboards
-with-
Toni Zeto: Backing Vocals

Produced by Jessie Jacobson & Ken Jordan
Engineered by Ken Jordan.
Recorded early 1992 at Power Trip Studio.