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The true story of my great aunt Ilka Suarez, born Alice Shwartz in the bronx ny. She was a dancer, a radical, and generally a fearsome and unapologetic lady. I lived with her in the front room of her rent controlled nyc apartment when I was 17 -- which didn't exactly go well. I have a lasting admiration for the woman, despite everything.
This song was written when her ashes were mailed to my family by the bronx nursing home where she died.
written by sasha pearl
produced/arranged by matt verrilli
with performances by
mastered by alex saltz APS MASTERING