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Sara Bareilles – Brave

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up

  Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
  When they settle ‘neath your skin
  Kept on the inside and no sunlight
  Sometimes a shadow wins
  But I wonder what would happen if you

    Say what you wanna say
    And let the words fall out
    Honestly I wanna see you be brave
     With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

  I just wanna see you
  I just wanna see you
   I just wanna see you
   I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

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video excerpt from :death speaks: ~words and music by david lang 
 
[1. you will return ]
   
you will return to dust 
you will turn 
return to dust 
   
turn to the sun 
like me, turn to the sun 
turn to the light 
turn to the light 
 
if thereʼs an eye still open 
grieving 
sweet sleep 
close it for me 
 
turn your heart, your poor heart 
it will only find rest 
when it has stopped beating 
 
turn to peace 
turn to peace 
this is the only road that leads you home  
 
[enter ]
 
I am your pale companion 
I mirror your pain 
I was your shadow 
all those long nights, all those days long past 
 
listen to me

listen to me

this message is for you 

where I am now, all sorrow is gone 
where I am now, all lovers are together 
where I am now 
in my arms only will you find rest 
gentle rest 
 

The video ends, but the song continues on the CD:

[track 2. I hear you] 
 
I hear you 
I hear you call 
I pity you 
I am your friend 
I am not cruel 
give me your hand 
you will sleep so softly in my arms 
 
when love breaks free from sorrow 
a new star shines 
a new star shines 
 
three roses, half red, half white 
they will never wither 
 
the angels  
they shed their wings  
and fall 
  
rest well 
rest well 
close your eyes 
you will rest with me 
until the river drains into the sea 
 
Iʼll make a bed for you 
the softest pillow 
come, rest 
everyone will sing for you 
for you 
 
I will protect you 
from the hunter, from the forest 
from the flowers, from your dreams 
from the wicked girl, from her shadow 
I will keep your eyes covered 
I will protect you 
 
good night, good night 

3. mist is rising   
 
mist is rising 
moon is full and rising 
sky above us 
it is so full 
 
I greet you, sister soul 
rise up, like an eagle  
rise up, to where the light is 
rise up, to where the light is from 
 
I am your rest, I am your peace 
I am what you long for, and 
what makes the longing go away 
I am full of joy for you, and 
I am full of grief  
come in and close the door behind you 
I will drive your sadnesses away  
my eyes fill with your light 
fill them 
fill them  
 
sweetest child 
come with me 
I will play with you  
I will show you 
the flowers and the shore 
my motherʼs golden robe 
my daughters and their evening dance 
they know a song to sing while you are sleeping 
I love you 
I love all of you  
I love your face 
I love your form 
please donʼt make me make you follow me 
 
come and see 
 
tears of love become strands of pearls  
when the angel comes 
 
 
4. pain changes 
 
pain changes every shape 
 
once you are truly lonely 
you will never be alone 
 
feel my hand 
I feel you  
touch my cold hand 
I will take you  
from her 
to your new cold land 
 
I have chosen you  
my only love 
those others 
they search for you 
but 
where they search  
they will never find you 
 
after the leaves fall, spring returns 
after love is parted, it returns 
all you have to do is  
come with me 
and wait 
one day she will be lowered in the earth  
beside you 
my hand will guide her home 
to the place where love is 
and no pain 
 
when that door opens  
you will be healed 
 
dearest man, dearest woman 
dearest boy, dearest girl 
dearest mother, dearest father 
dearest son, dearest daughter 
you will never leave me 
 
you listen 
you are silent 
you feel me leaning towards you 
 
nothing escapes me 
not the warrior 
not the hunter 
 
everything awaits the way it changes  
when life falls away 
that is the meaning of the swan and its song 
 
the night canʼt last forever 
nor will this sleep 
beyond this sleep is light 
forever light 
until that light can shine 
until you see it shining 
sleep sweetly here 
in the cool, dark night 
 

5. I am walking 
 
I am walking in the sunlight 
I see the moon, at my feet 
I see the sun, at my feet 
I walk in joy 
I am kissed by angels 
 
your heart 
child of man 
your heart canʼt know  
what joy I feel 
 
sister soul, come to rest 
 
pure notes of love  
echo around you 
a lily, a rose  
they wait for you 
while you sleep 
 
only you can hear me 
only you can see me 
only you can hear the music 
it never stops 

© 2013, Red Poppy, LTD.

Shara Worden (vocals), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Owen Pallett (violin), Nico Muhly (piano); Maya Beiser (cello)
Cantaloupe Music 
2013

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7WTW-8RhR4#t=10

May God bless and keep you always 
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others 
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars 
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous 
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth 
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous 
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy 
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation 
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful 
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

queued December 25th, 2013… a day without electricity, so I’ve read by sunlight until at dusk power returned, then watched Bob Dylan AND The Band via YouTube reminding me that past is prologue… May you find forever, young

                                       Blessings fill our eyes.

 

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alongtimealone:

Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band & Iris DeMent – I’m Still In Love With You (by tpage6)

                   ~guyatree adds   

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I didn’t know
You’d be in this place tonight
Then again I thought you might
Now I don’t know what to do
Does it show
When my poor heart skips a beat
Each and every time we meet
‘Cause I’m still in love with you

There you are
Right across the room from me
Just the way I knew you’d be
Lookin’ lonesome wild and blue
I’m alright so far
Just as long as you don’t speak
That’s what makes my knees go weak
‘Cause I’m still in love with you

I’ve done everything I know
To get you off my mind
But sometimes I can’t help but hope
That you won’t walk away this time

Then I wouldn’t have to watch you go
Wouldn’t have to miss you so
‘Cause I’m still in love with you

If I knew what I know now
I’d never let you leave
I’d make it up to you somehow
And darlin’ you’d come back to me

Then I wouldn’t have to watch you go
Wouldn’t have to miss you so
‘Cause I’m still in love with you
I wouldn’t need to be so blue
Wouldn’t want you like I do
‘Cause I’m still in love with you

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It’s Raining

It’s raining so hard
Looks like it’s going to rain all night
And this is the time
I love to be holding you tight
But I guess I’ll have to accept
The fact you’re not here
I wish the night would hurry up
And end my dear

It’s raining so hard
It’s really coming down
Sittin’ by my window
Watchin the rain fall to the ground
This is the time
I love to be holding you tight
I guess I’ll just go crazy tonight

It’s raining so hard
It brings back memories
Of the time when you were here with me
Counting every drop
About to blow my top
I wish the rain would hurry up and stop

I got the blues so bad 
I can hardly catch my breath
The harder it rains
The worse it gets
This is the time
I love to be holding you tight
I guess I’ll just go crazy tonight