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This version of "Because" is inspired by the wildfires of 2020 in Colorado. For days, the sky has been a murky grey with thick, harsh, smoke-filled air. The sun had become red-shifted as less light was able to penetrate the smoke. At night, the moon was a constant, ominous red as well. This fire, and all that have been covering the planet lately are a reminder that we are dangerously close to complete annihilation of our planet and thus our own selves. The planet has been through extinction-level events several times in the past though, and has survived all of them. We have not.


Because the world is round, it turns me on
Because the world is round

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind
Because the wind is high

Love is old, love is new
Love is all, love is you

Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry
Because the sky is blue


released August 28, 2020




Derek DeMuth

Percussive Fingerstyle Guitar is when one guitarist plays bass, drums, and guitar at the same time. Magic is required to do this.

"When Sun and Moon are Combined, Their Brightness Becomes Brilliant"

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