Magic Curtain

by Liz Pappademas



Surprise July single for The Birthday Project!

During the pandemic, I decided to write songs for people's birthdays. I thought it would be a sweet gift to offer and I've been enjoying the process. Every month, I choose a new person to write a song about. Sometimes they're serious, sometimes they're silly, but either way, it gets me out of my head and my typical methods. I'm using different instruments, not getting stuck on chords and structures, just letting things come to me in the time between birthdays.

This track (for JG) features our dear friend Yohei Shikano. It was recorded at his place in Mount Washington on July 3rd, just as the birds were singing their evening songs and early fireworks started to pop through the canyon. Thank you, Yohei! Enjoy, everyone, and look out for the full 12-song album in December. xo - Liz


Magic curtain
Curtain clouds
Clouds drifting
Drifting sound

Clean, handmade
Like a whistle of grass
A trick, a treasure
Disappearing in one hand

Magic curtain
Curtain clouds
Clouds drifting
Drifting sound

Lily Valley
Familiar fire
If you can get there
Get there after 9

Show us the shortcut
Through the field
So much more beautiful
For the scratches that’ll heal

Magic curtain
Curtain clouds
Clouds drifting
Drifting sound

A shaded corner
Diamond coyote
Howling chorus
Voices join in slowly (x3)


released July 4, 2021
Liz Pappademas - guitar, vocals
Yohei Shikano - guitar, bass, vocals
Aaron Kyle - spiritual clavé


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Liz Pappademas is a singer songwriter, pianist, and teacher in Los Angeles.

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