Everything You Knew As A Child

from by Jane Siberry

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lyrics

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 love
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 ANGELS BEND CLOSER, released November 18, 2016
Jane: vocals, piano, organ, electric guitar bits
Rebecca Jenkins: backing vocals
Ali Hughes: vocals
Mary Margaret O’hara: backing vocals
Maria Doyle Kennedy: backing vocals
Jocelyn Barth: backing vocals
Ken Myhr: electric, acoustic guitars
Kevin Breit: acoustic, electric wah guitars
Larry Treadwel: 12 string electric guitar
Rich Moore: bass (verse)
Larry Tuttle: electric bass
Drew Jurecka: violin
Rebekah Wolkstein: violin
Brandon Chui: viola
Amy Laing: cello
Lief Mosbaugh: oboe
Aubrey Dale: drums (verses)
Curt Bisquera: drums
David Travers-Smith: bass (keyboard), solina, drum programming (chorus)
Carolyn Fazio: synths, virtual instruments

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