The Doctor (unmastered)


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The Quest of Pi Cho (The Emperor's Doctor)

The Emperor has gone mad and I am his Healer.
There is nothing I can do to save our Lu Shen Ti.
From a child I raised him as my own.
Fortold a Saviour, his madness must be healed.
Elders tell of a Shaman and her Daughter who cure the mind,
Their arcane potions charmed by their craft.
So I wander the forest benath the mountains
To find the Hag who heals.

Eraser of evils enclosed
With the Daughter who is masterly pure

As old a man as I, it is hard to walk the palace steps.
I have no credence in my task.
To conquer the crag will test my frailty.
The bite of frost will thin my caravan.
But I scale and I climb and I crest the peak.
And I stumble on the Shaman, Su, with her relic book of odes
And her ma-fei-san.
She had forseen my coming and brought me in from the cold.
And the Daughter, Shi Chin Li, steered hammer on.


released 17 July 2013
Music/Lyrics by Jacob Evan Sawrie
Arranged by Sawrie, Ingram, Skarda
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Mark Colbert at De Soto Recording, Little Rock, AR



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SUMOKEM Little Rock, Arkansas

Founded by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Jacob Sawrie, he recruited Josh Ingram on lead guitar and Drew Skarda on drums, adding their shredding guitar runs and epic drumming to his tight rhythms and intense vocal performance. After playing several shows as a 3-piece with no bassist, they were joined by Alan Wells, bringing thunderous low end to an already captivating sound. ... more

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