Everything You Knew As A Child

from by Jane Siberry

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you’re sitting in a cafe, feelin’ good, havin’ fun you’re watching a tiny sparrow hopping on the table and you’re feeding it some crumbs you look up and see someone watching you with disgust and fake hygienic fear you knock the table over as you stand up saying it’s just a sparrow is there anyone sane around here?
everything you knew was good and true when you were just a child it hasn’t gone away everything you knew was right to do when you were just a child it hasn’t gone away
we watched you catch your first fish and then we watched you cry we watched you make a wish for the world as you freed a butterfly then you closed your beautiful forehead and opened up your book of life trying on the clothes of being a rebel, leader, conformist, pleaser, victim just tryin’ to get it right
everything you knew was good and true when you were just a child it hasn’t gone away everything you knew was right to do when you were just a child it hasn’t gone away
everything that you know everything that you trust everything beautiful
as you knew in the beginning so you shall know once again as you finally overturn the tables of the press of throng in the temple within there’s a fire building inside you burning off dross and straightening out the track you’re starting to hear music again and when you lose your taste for salt you won’t look back
everything you knew was good and true when you were just a child it hasn’t gone away everything you knew was right to do when you were just a child it hasn’t gone away everything you knew was good and true when you were just a child it hasn’t gone away everything you knew was right to do when you were just a child it’s just been waiting for you
it’s just been waiting for you

credits

from Ulysses' Purse, released January 11, 2018
jane: vocals, piano, organ, electric guitar bits rebecca jenkins: vocals ali hughes: vocals mary margaret o’hara: vocals maria doyle kennedy: vocals jocelyn barth: vocals ken myhr: electric, acoustic guitars kevin breit: acoustic, electric wah guitars rich moore: bass (verse) aubrey dale: drums (verses) drew jurecka: violin rebekah wolkstein: violin brandon chui: viola amy laing: cello lief mosbaugh: oboe david travers-smith: bass (keyboard), solina, drum programming (chorus)

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