Song For The Earth (feat. Samantha Hegre)

from by Zoë Ravenwood

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Track 6 from Zoë Ravenwood's debut album 'The Problem Might Be Me', featuring Samantha Hegre, and written by Zoë's dad, David Bryan Jackson, to whom Zoë is incredibly grateful both for letting her record this song and inspiring her interest in music in the first place!

lyrics

There's a rainbow outside where the storm clouds divide
At it's end lies no crock of gold
Just a sad Willow tree tired of weeping that we
Have forgotten the lessons of old
There's a river comes down from the mountains that crown
The Earth with an aura of pride
But for miles around it seems all the sound has died

And the mountains roll on to the crest of the Sun
As it reddens the sky with its warning
But nobody pauses to heed it because
There'll always be another new morning
So let's say it once more
It's a warning we've all had before
There'll always be another new morning

There's a woman who's goal is the warmth of my soul
But I won't let her near to the flame
There's a child that gives all the joy that she lives
When all she can take is the blame
And we live in the wake of the moments that break
The patternless course of our days
And keep out of reach of the music that each one plays

And the river flows on to the heart of the sun
Reflecting it's shimmering glory
But nothing can breathe in the water beneath
And it's time someone rewrote the story
So let's speak out once more
It's a story we've all heard before
And it's time someone rewrote the story

The evening, it fades into amethyst shades
And the Earth is a deepening blue
And children are born to inherit it's scorn
Oh forgive them, for they know not what they do
And the Moon, it shines on like the ghost of the Sun
And it haunts us with yesterday's sorrow
And all we can do is pretend that it's true
We'll be starting a new world tomorrow

So let's sing it once more
It's a song we've all sung before
We'll be starting a new world tomorrow

There's a rainbow outside where the storm clouds divide
And the Sun gazes down like a friend
And the Willow tree's tears and Eternity's fears
Dry up in the warmth that it sends
And my lover and I, we sit stare at the sky
And it seems we hear birdsong again
But it's just a scene that recurs in a dream now and then

And the Moon it shines on like the ghost of the Sun
And it haunts us with yesterday's sorrow
And all we can do is pretend that it's true
We'll be starting a new world tomorrow
So let's sing it once more
It's a song we've all sung before
We'll be starting a new world tomorrow

credits

from The Problem Might Be Me, track released December 15, 2014
Vocals & guitar - Zoë Ravenwood
Cello - Samantha Hegre

Lyrics & music by David Bryan Jackson

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Zoë Ravenwood Washington, D.C.

Zoë Ravenwood became a being of pure sound after getting bit by a radioactive David Bowie LP in her youth. 

Zoë's sound can best be described as Alt-Folk or Nu-Folk, blending modern pop & rock songwriting and arrangement elements with sounds and styles from the folk revival and American roots music.  

Similar Artists: Melissa Etheridge, Neko Case, Lucinda Williams, Melanie Safka, Nick Drake
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