Hide Not Your Light

from by Jane Siberry

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the first time I saw you you would not stop to talk your fierce determination was going to get you to the top then the mountain became as a blade of grass lowering you to the delphin sea can one’s heart can one’s heart break can one’s heart break even as it bursting be?
I love you, yes I do I love everything about you I love how you laugh in your sleep how you smell of roses when you weep I love your style your wide-open prairie smile hide not your light under a bushel
the next time I saw you I saw that you had changed you’d pulled the darkness ’round you and hid yourself away liquified by ancient tides you waited quietly can one’s heart can one’s heart break can one’s heart break even as it bursting be?
I love you, yes I do I love everything about you I love how you can laugh even when you’re mad how you smell of roses when you’re glad I love your style your wide-open prairie smile hide not your light under a bushel
the last time I saw you you’d changed your name to Liberty your fierce determination as you twisted to break free and when you finally unfurled in glorious victory can one’s heart can one’s heart break can one’s heart break even as it bursting be?
I love you, yes I do I love everything about you what you might consider a weakness or a flaw we consider uniqueness, real and right for you we love your style your wide-open prairie smile hide not your light under a bushel…
someday you might need your own light to see
hide not your light under a bushel

credits

from Ulysses' Purse, released January 11, 2018
jane: vocals; piano ali hughes: vocals rebecca jenkins: vocals maria doyle kennedy: vocals kd lang: vocals mary margaret o’hara: vocals also david ramsden, hallie and jacob switzer, hannah bussiere: vocals ken myhr: electric guitar rich moore: bass kevin breit: mandolin, mandola john macarthur ellis: mandolin, ukulele, 12-string, classical john switzer: tambourine pauline kim: viola christine kim: cello (choruses) kevin fox: cello (verses) david travers-smith: trumpets, flugelhorns, e-flat peck horns, keyboard programming for vox continental, drums,

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