A melody of a lost generation.
The unmatchable grace of a nearly-forgotten America. The definite article!
The heroic but impossible quest for perfection, and its collateral victims.


No medicine awakens memory like a song.
A song promises we can return to a world we once knew, or only wanted to know.
We dance to the melodies of the dead.


Possession and projection. Three characters crave memories that aren't theirs.
They believe if they can possess a melody, they can rewrite their own song.


Only in a dance, the sway of a boat, does the present return to life.
Ice to water. Tears to love.
Let go of what’s not ours and the water becomes soft again.


The deep is always below our boats.
Dance with what is. That's the real sway.