1. Gone Forever

From the recording The Ladder

Pop ballad about a couple- the girl feels the urgent need to explore the world but the guy can't go along. He wonders if he lets her go, then whether or not he will be able to relate to her new found worldliness, if or when she ever returns.
Written by Kiva Simova
Piano, keyboards, vocals: Kiva Simova
Drums, ambient crowd sampling: Gary Taylor
Acoustic fretless bass: Mike Bossy
Guitar: John Gzowski
Pedal steel: Bob Taillefer



It wasn't so long ago
She was around
All of the time
So familiar yet so elusive

He gave her an angel to wear
But she didn't need it
She already was
And she was free now
Wherever free is

She may as well be gone forever
A head full of strange ideas
And what would he say if
She came back today
How could he keep her near

He finds it hard to relate
She loves from a distance
Longer than time
An alien creature
An alien culture

He said she heard a voice
Inside her head
And then the voice got so loud
She obeyed what it said