From the recording The New Bright Children - 2012

Possibly my magnum opus for ambient layering of sounds.  There are no less than 8 tracks dedicated to 'atmosphere' and sonic texture, in addition to the other 20 tracks of piano, bass, electric guitar, vocals, bells, percussion, tympani, strings, veena, and pump organ.
Yes, it is haunting...  But sometimes life can be a pretty dark, bittersweet and sobering. 

I especially happy with the melody (written on piano), the vocal harmonies, the bells, and the use of very, very long reverb times.

Arranged and sculpted through tons of patient experimentation - kinda like how I imagine Talk Talk created their last three albums.

Contender for the "Most Beautiful Song I'll Ever Write" award.

Lyrics

Anna writes on secret leaflets
Had a schedule, couldn't keep it
Walks on leather floors with feathers
Sprouting from her wings
And whether she'll receive, or even need, you
Depends on everything
Or nothing at all
 
Anna sings in silent cities
Lifting spirits, sitting pretty
Darkness falling all around her
Shimmering, the stars abound
Her melancholy laced with laughter
Smiles darkened here and after by fear
 
Picking up the shards and pieces
She lets go and she releases
All the bitter loss that weighs her down
She gives it up to her savior
 
As we hold on we release
As we hold on we release
As we hold on we release
As we hold on
 
Lonely in the biggest places
People rushing through the spaces
All around her laughing, talking
Ignoring her they keep on walking
Graceful in her quiet sorrow
Convinced that there is no tomorrow
Or yesterday
 
Picking up the shards and pieces
She lets go and she releases all
The bitter loss that weighs her down
She gives it up to her savior
 
As we hold on we release
As we hold on we release
As we hold
 
Clutching at the past she's thinking
Grasping memories while sinking
Further down the realization that
Her dreams have left the station
Her white fingers caught red handed
Leaving her hope rather stranded
All alone
 
Picking up the shards and pieces
She lets go and she releases all
The bitter loss that weighs her down
She gives it up to her
Savior