Hide Not Your Light

from by Jane Siberry

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lyrics

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 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 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 ANGELS BEND CLOSER, released November 18, 2016
Jane: vocals; piano
Ali Hughes: vocals
Rebecca Jenkins: vocals
Maria Doyle Kennedy: vocals
k.d. lang: vocals
Mary Margaret O’hara: vocals
David Ramsden, Hallie and
Jacob Switzer, Hannah Bussiere: additional 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
Carolyn Fazio: synths, virtual instruments

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