Living Statue (duet with k d lang)

from by Jane Siberry

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lyrics

let me be a living statue
holding all that life does send
let me be a living statue
knowing when to brace or bend
the eye within the hurricane
the spire within the spiraling storm
a gauge of love’s eternal promise
whispered through each dawning morn
let me be a living statue
stark against indifference
let all life move through me freely
joy and sorrow
pure, intense
let me know the faith
that knows no bounds
no meager-more my chosen sound
the sound of exultation
ever-upward countenance
though the jagged winds despair
to ever rise above the sound
so the human soul in rising up
still panics that we’ll drown
as you flowed through those before me
now I separate my rings
I consider this the lily
I accept all that this brings
facing fully to the wind
not turning from the hardest parts
let me be a living statue
fearless, though my pounding heart
let me be a living statue
holding all that life does send
let all life move me freely
joy and sorrow
pure, intense
let my blessings simply be
to know each moment blessing me
let me be a living statue
a pillar of love’s firmament
let me be a living statue
holding all that life does send
let me be a living statue
knowing when to brace or bend
let my blessings simply be
to know each moment blessing me
and let me be a living statue
holding all that life does send

credits

from ANGELS BEND CLOSER, released November 18, 2016
Jane: vocals
k.d. lang: vocals
Rebecca Jenkins, Ali Hughes,
Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jocelyn
Barth: backing vocals at end
Ken Myhr: electric guitars (strum, pedalled)
Kevin Breit: electric guitar (melodic)
Joe Phillips: acoustic bowed bass
Drew Jurecka: violin
Rebekah Wolkstein: violin
Brandon Chui: viola
Amy Laing: cello
David Travers-Smith: trumpets, e-flat peck horns
Carolyn Fazio: synths, virtual instruments

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