Evacuee

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lyrics

Evacuee

Eyes, look to the skies
Summon her presence and let her know
I'm frightened, I need help to never look back.

Why? That I may never die
Keep me safe, lest I disappear
Soothe these fears
Idle thoughts of a child first leaving home

Lady, be kind to me
Help me to breathe my liberty
I'm tired, Abeona, find me a way.

I'd like to learn to fly.
Craft my wings and direct my path
Draft my maps
I'll never turn my back, 'cos tomorrow

I'm skipping town on the next train
Don't have a forward mailing address
Unless
Something inside me stirs anew, but I'm
Not going back
Evacuee, that's me, that's me

Hey, I'm a parade
A personal passage
A pilgrim's tread
Abeona, be the mother I never had

Breathe a tailwind to lead me by
I'll be change and you'll be my ride
Muse and guide
May I never turn my back, 'cos tomorrow

I'm skipping town on the next train
Don't have a forward mailing address
Unless
Something inside me stirs anew, but I'm
Not going back
Evacuee, that's me, that's me

Now I'm dirty and I ain't slept much
In mercurial and restless moods
Sweet apricity may warm me now
But the people with their high-brow blues
Look down on me as a vagrant

But I'm on my way
These weary feet may move me yet this night
I trust you, Abeona, partner in flight

I, drifting straggler am I
Stoned on stardust may down the road
Turn to home
But until then, I'll be native to anywhere.

I'm skipping town on the next train
Don't have a forward mailing address
Unless
Something inside me stirs anew, but I'm
Not going back
Evacuee, that's me, that's me

credits

from High​-​Brow Blues, released February 10, 2017
Nancy Howie: acoustic guitar, vocals, bass, tambourine
Steff Werman: mandolin, vocals
Devin Ashton: cajon, vocals, percussion
Rowan Uhe: electric guitar

All songs written, arranged and performed by Tweed.
Recorded and mixed by Jordan Stone at Roundhead Studios.
Mastered by Chris Chetland at Kog Studio.
Graphic design and album art by Roseanne Bier.
©℗ 2017 Tweed. All Rights Reserved.

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