Bells of Saint Paul's

from by Eva Riversong

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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

credits

from Where Light Gets In, released July 11, 2017
Eva Riversong - vocals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Matt Greco - piano
Merlin Showalter - drums, percussion
Allison Hall - backing vocals
Joe Intile - bass
Bryan Daste - pedal steel
Skip Von Kuske - cello
Christian McKee - mandolin

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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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