Hours

from by Allison Crowe

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Created this right after the song Pillars.

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Hours

Composed by Allison Crowe
As performed by Allison Crowe and Band

All this shifting of the hours
Goes towards the light
And the presence of this emptiness
Gives up without a fight

And the movement of the river
Goes towards the sea
And this absence of fulfillment
Presents itself to me

Chorus
Don’t be scared
It’s just the wind
And the minutes
Don’t know where to begin
And we are getting older
It’s not amounting to anything
to anything, so just let go

Oh, these pockets of the sky
They’re turbulent at best
We laugh when we are frightened
Not at our own behest

And the chattering of spirits
Keeps me wide awake
Now this isn’’t something stolen
But it’s something I can’t take

Chorus
Don’t be scared
It’s just the wind
And the minutes
Don’t know where to begin
And we are getting older
And it’s not amounting to anything
to anything, so just let go

Now the sound of screaming beauties
They cry themselves to sleep
Whatever I’ve held on to
Is never nothing I can keep

I lay my hands across the stone
And hold back my breath
I haven’t gone but I am fading
Lord, I scare myself to death

Don’t be scared
It’s just the wind
And the minutes
Don’t know where to begin
And we are getting older
It’s not amounting - it all adds up
And who is counting

Don’t be scared
It’s just the wind
And the minutes
Don’t know where to begin
And we are getting older
And it’s not amounting to anything
to anything, so just let go

Oh, the shifting of the hours
Goes towards the light
And the presence of this emptiness
Gives up without a fight

credits

from Pillars, released May 1, 2020
Allison Crowe (vocals, piano, cello, guitar, fiddle, Seaboard and more);
Sarah Melanie White (mandolin, bouzouki, vocals+)
Dave Baird (bass); &
Keelan Purchase (accordion, guitar, harmonica, vocals)

Allison Crowe: Composer & Co-Producer
Adam Thistle: Recording/Mixing Engineer & Co-Producer

Billie Woods Photography
Mind Palace Design

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