The Times that We Bide

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Thousand miles from home, on the coast skipping stones in the night
Where the fog rolls over the tide
Shrouding all that it touches in white
Where the city streets, still they shoot out their protesting lights
And they raise a clamorous cry
As I patiently wait to pass by

Oh how I'd rather be on a porch 'neath the eaves
Drinking memories poured from a mason jar
Where the song that we heed is our call and our creed
As we all call away in the night

Singing in time to the North Wind
Falling and rolling in rhyme
Sinking in fire as the sun did
Calling its light from the sky
Stepping in time on the worn wood
Toward the call of the homely inside
Leaving our minds as we laugh through
All the gall and the folly of time
Oh blessed am I, all fallen and wild
My hands to set fires, my feet to run miles
Oh blessed be the times that we bide

Well this city's high towers and great halls of power they vie
To be closer than me to the sky
How they frown at the small passersby
While the cedars, they sing out with the sumac and sassafras nigh
With the crows they call in the night
They sing oh how lucky am I

Oh how I'd rather be like the sycamore tree
Facing home twenty miles out of Kitchener
Feel the song of the breeze through the wine dusty leaves
The Earth turning over its side

Singing in time to the North Wind
Falling and rolling in rhyme
Sinking in fire as the sun did
Calling its light from the sky
Stepping in time on the worn wood
Toward the call of the homely inside
Leaving our minds as we laugh through
All the gall and the folly of time
Oh blessed am I, all fallen and wild
My hands to set fires, my feet to run miles
Oh blessed be the times that we bide (x3)

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from Quiet in the Land, released August 21, 2015

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Quiet in the Land Kitchener, Ontario

Quiet in the Land weaves together Appalachian, Maritime, and Americana traditions to create original contemporary folk music. Guitarist and mandolinist Dan Root and fiddler Laura Enns blend thoughtful lyrics and warm harmonies with spirited instrumental arrangements to compose songs that celebrate community music-making, everyday spirituality, and lives tied to the land. ... more

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