Where Light Gets In

by Eva Riversong

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released July 11, 2017

Eva Riversong - vocals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 3 & 4)
Merlin Showalter - drums, percussion
Joe Intile - bass
Bryan Daste - pedal steel, electric guitar (track 2), upright bass, banjo, backing vocals (track 2)
Kyleen King - violin
Skip Von Kuske - cello
Allison Hall - backing vocals (tracks 1 & 2)
Matt Greco - piano, keyboards, backing vocals (track 5)
Christian McKee - mandolin
Mikaela Schey - charango
Marc Tobin - electric guitar (track 3)

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Eva Riversong Portland, Oregon

Eva Riversong works with songs as spirits and music as medicine. Her songwriting is influenced heavily by folk and medicine traditions, and her lifelong love of the natural world can be felt in her lyrics and her musical presence. Through the interplay of soulful vocals and fingerstyle acoustic guitar, she plays with music as a form of magic designed to awaken the heart. ... more

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Track Name: Bells of Saint Paul's
Those bells that ring
lifted me up
'til I saw the sky was not so far
and I gave it my love,
and that was enough

In this gentle place
oh where we laid our heads
I found the crack where light gets in
it was shining again
in the sound of the rain

And I said, my darlin' one,
oh I'm home at last
though the years stretched thin
and we both set sail
I'm lowerin' my mast,
oh at last,

oh at last
oh at last
at last

But although I'm so at ease in your arms
I've made a promise not to do any harm
and I've been told to mine own self I should be true
and I know
it's time to let you go,
oh again,
time to let you go

Oh my memories
Memories cast such a wide fishing net
to the Earth and to the sky
and the dry desert plains and
seas of regret,
makes it hard to forget

oh to forget
oh to forget
forget

But although I'm so at ease in your arms
I've made a promise not to do any harm
and she is kind, and she is wise, and she is true,
and I know
it's time to let you go,
oh again,
time to let you go

And I hope you know
oh when I think of you
that the birds take wing and
trees take root
in the garden we grew
in one afternoon

and I don't feel sad,
my heart's broke so sweet
so the light can shine
into darkened rooms
and out into the street
for everyone I meet
Track Name: Full Moon Rising
What I said to you
what I said to you
it was born in a tree about a year ago

What I told you with my eyes
what I whispered with my voice
it was woven in a net of indigo

Full moon's rising,
full moon's going down
way above the ground outside of town
my roots are sinking deeper
and my branches open wide
in the arms of my Grandmothers
in the arms of Father Sky

Oh the forest lies outside your home
I'd like to meet you there
underneath the spreading canopy
we'll sing a humble prayer

To the most high,
to the highest one
we offer blessed love
to the North, the South,
East, the West,
what's below and what's above

My roots are sinking deper
and my branches open wide
in the arms of my Creator,
in the heart of the Divine

Words fall short to speak the colors
swirlin' in the wind
but my breath is deep, my view is long,
and I feel new worlds begin

In the center of the center
the smallest seeds begin to grow
and we'll water them with songs of praise
and their light shines indigo

My roots are sinking deeper
and my branches open wide
in the arms of my Creator
in the heart of the Divine

In the center of the center
the smallest seeds begin to grow
and we'll water them with songs of praise
and their light shines indigo

My roots are sinking deeper
and my branches open wide
in the arms of my Grandmothers
in the arms of Father Sky
Track Name: Little Teachers
Pinecones by an alpine lake
tallest trees my eyes have ever seen, take flight
little teachers bring us home
from the desert where we roam
bring us wings, bring us music, bring us sight

When we meet you we will know
when we meet you we will know
medicina, abuelita,
medicina, abuelo

Oh the surface of the water shines like abalone shell
deepest blue my eyes have seen, take wing
little teachers, I am here
with coyote and with deer
bring us wisdom that our voices can sing

When we meet you we will know
when we meet you we will know
medicina, abuelita,
medicina, abuelo

We are children of the stars and we are rising once again
as the North and South remember a new Earth
little teachers, time has come
for to beat the freedom drum,
for aligning with the moment of rebirth

When we meet you we will know
when we meet you we will know
medicina, abuelita,
medicina, abuelo

Little teachers, little teachers, little teachers, little teachers
like mycelium we grow
little teachers, little teachers, little teachers, little teachers
we surrender to the flow

And we are ready to embrace the mystery
it is in this sacred union that we know divinity,

Creativity, infinity, divinity...

When we meet you we will know
when we meet you we will know
medicina, abuelita,
medicina, abuelo
Track Name: Meadow Song
I wake up to see the light in trees
golden leaves, seasons that turn
I've seen my life go by in dreams
days I choose, days I burn

I've seen the sun climb over skylines
the wind makes waves, seasons turn and turn
I dream of holding the whole world in my mind
mending the tears and healing the scorn

Sometimes the meadow seems so far away
distance we've known and we've travelled for days
we may be weary the struggle is long
forged in our footsteps, untied by our songs

My heart is breaking with beauty and thunder,
filled up with feeling, eyes open in wonder
My heart is breaking with beauty and thunder,
filled up with feeling, eyes open wide, eyes open wide

And what do you see, friend?
Outside your window
out past the brick walls
something green grows
and in your heart
what is the song there?
And in the dark soil
why do you grow fear?
Why do you grow fear?

Sometimes the meadow seems so far away
distance we've known and we've travelled for days
we may be weary the struggle is long
forged in our footsteps, untied by our songs

I turn my eyes to the flight of the sparrow
song of the robin, the path of the river
there is a web branching all through existence
it spreads and it mends with threads made of silver
oh silver, threads made of silver
Track Name: Two Ships
I want to be a home
where you can rest your weary bones
I want to be a home
where you can set your burdens down

And when you look up at me
and you say, honey,
I love you
I'll just look back at you, and we'll know it's true
it's true for me, for me too

And when we build that fire up, we will sing
and when we build that fire up, we will sing
old time blues songs,
those old time country songs,
and we will know that we are home

I want to be a home
where you can ease your worried mind
baby baby, baby baby
it's not too late to call
it's not too late at all

And when we build that fire up, we will sing
and when we build that fire up, we will sing
old time blues songs,
those old time country songs,
and we will know that we are home

I want to build a home
where we can say what's really true
like I love you and you love me
and there's still some things we're working through

I'd say we are like two ships passing
by in the darkest of nights on an ocean
where the water is cold
and the coast is just out of our sight

And when we build that fire up
way up high in the lighthouse
And when I let you see right
oh right on through me

And when I bring those gifts from that dark water I swim in
that is how, that is how, that is how
that is how you'll know me
that is how, that is how, that is how
how I'll let you in