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Dean Madonia: Music

Without a Net

(Dean Madonia)
May 24, 1998
Dean Madonia
About "Without A Net":

I wrote this for/about my great friend and muse Melissa Swetish/Dellos.
July 3rd....I was taking a quick nap before I went out to perform at "the Sloop John B." in Fort Lauderdale FL. I got a call from my friend Melissa's room-mate and found out she had died in a car accident a couple days earlier. I got drunk at work and later started writing the music for this song. I would come home drunk for weeks on end and I played this as loudly as possible, hoping a neighbor would complain so I could beat their ass.

One day after the funeral, with a hangover, I felt some release as I wrote the lyrics for her, like I do with all of my songs...
"Without A Net"
(Dean Madonia)

I remember falling
Calling out to you
And all the times you told me
My love would see me through

Closing every circle
With a little help from you
And I found my balance
As I reached up to you

I promised me
I promised to
Someday be a net
That you could fall into

I promised me
I promised to
Someday be a net
That you could fall into

On the night they called me
Woke me from my dreaming
Told me you had fallen
I couldn't stop the screaming
I couldn't stop the screaming

(©1998)