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Recorded August 2012 in the new studios of Lionheart Productions, West Cork


I found a river bed
Deep inside
No longer was it wet
The pebbles had dried

They crinkled as I stepped
They split in the sun
And only when I wept
Could the fresh waters run

This thought it was the theft
Of my sweet rivers flow:
That freedom it had left
Yet had so far to go

Well tears they have the strength
To cool and revive
This channel of my being
To bubble alive

Where rivers run freely
Rivers run free

This path it wanders long
Its branches grow wide
The journey is a young
Current of light

And the streaming of our senses:
The source to the spring
Is the joy of experiencing
The soul that we bring

Rivers run freely, they run free
They run so deeply, they run so deep
They flow so sweetly, they flow so sweet
We're completely, we're complete

We're so sweetly flowing
We're flowing
Flowing free
We're so sweet
Running deep
We're complete.


released November 21, 2012
Written and performed by Francesca Baines. Mixed by Rik Appleby at Lionheart Productions. Mastered by Jon Astley at Close to the Edge.


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