Gift

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Gift is the offering of departure, which I wrote after leaving a four year relationship. It is about giving yourself to the honesty of separation, to give far more greatly in another way; something I hope I do through music. Jeremy created such a gently winding arrangement with the two dulcimers, "the unbearable lightness of being" as he put it. Rik used to swivel in circles on his chair in the control room and pretend to be a figurine in a music box. Another take on it ....

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I give you my heart
I give you my soul
I give you it in part
I give you it whole

I give you my thought
I give you my word
I give you my truth
I give you my sword

My gift to you today
Is tearing myself away
To love and to dare
To love and adore
To love and to bare
To love and be sure
To love and give much more

I give it to you clearly
I give it to you pure
I give it to you unrefined
I give it to you raw

I give it to you with a crooked eye
I give it to you with a stare
I give it to you when I try to find you
And you're not there

My gift to you today
Is tearing myself away
To love and to dare
To love and adore
To love and to bare
To love and be sure
To love and give much more

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from VelA, released October 21, 2012
Francesca Baines: voice, banjo
Jeremy Baines: dulcimers

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