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A song from a musical I didn't finish about Lev Thermin, the Russian inventor responsible for the Etherphone/Thermin. Lev lived in NYC in the thirties, but was kidnapped by the KGB, brought back to Russia, and forced to spend the rest of his life designing weapons for the soviets.  His muse in New York was Clara Rockmore, one of the few virtuoso players of his instrument. In the musical, Lev sings this song to Clara after hearing her play the Thermin for the first time. 


Audio available soon:


There are songs in the air, sweet Clara

They're waiting for you

To wave you hands through


There are songs in the sky, sweet Clara

They're waiting for you

To give them their start


So dip your fingers into the ether

And let them drip over my heart


There are songs in the sky, sweet Clara

They're waiting for you

They're waiting for you


There are songs in the sky, sweet Clara

They're waiting for you

To set them apart


So dip your fingers into the ether

And let them drip over my heart


Music and lyrics by Benjamin Adair Murphy ASCAP (464341364). Published by Watery Grave Music ASCAP (396517127)



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