The Older One

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Where’s the “you” that we all used to love?
When the spirit came upon you like a dove?
And your love felt exactly like ours was
Well, I can’t believe it’s not enough

Since the day that you dyed your hair black
We were worried that the serpent would snap
You never know when you might be attacked
And once you go, you can never come back

Now the current pulls you out toward that ocean we spoke about
I always thought that all we needed lived around its mouth
But you find peace within the river’s sounds

And your love was received through a sieve
And it left a small crease in your gifts
And furrowed brows on the way that you live
Well, I can’t believe the things you did
To find light in the darkest of rooms
To find sun in the smallest of moons
To find that everything dies too soon
So why not love the road to ruin?

And now the current pulls you out toward that ocean we spoke about
I always thought that all we needed lived around its mouth
But you find peace within the river’s sounds

You taught me movement sometimes can be safe
When I was always scared to run away
Tired of lines we’re told that we should trace
Drawn by pens of someone else’s faith
Well, I’ve always loved the pictures that yours paints

Now the current pulls you out toward that ocean we spoke about
I always thought that all we needed lived around its mouth
But you find peace within the river’s sounds

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from Listen To The River, released March 24, 2017

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the Collection Greensboro, North Carolina

The banjo-keys-glock-strings-brass-woodwinds-timpani-boy/girl-vocals-etc. of David Wimbish’s Greensboro collective may at first recall the figurine-songs of Sufjan Stevens – but only until one of the 12-member band’s delirious crescendos erupts. Wimbish employs as many as 20 instruments per track, yet the arrangements are judicious when they need to be- Shuffle Magazine ... more

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