as long as there are birds

from by hobson's choice

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in one hundred years there’ll be nothing left of you and me
we will be the earth beneath somebody’s feet
we’ll be the air everybody breathes
maybe we’ll be free
as surely as your body get it’s substance from the land
i’ll let go of your hand forever and be glad
so long as there is food for our children
and the children of our children

in one hundred years there’ll be nothing left of my mind to hold
the memory of your beauty
the knowledge of the sound of your voice
maybe there’ll be soul

as surely as your music is a reflection of birds song
there will be nothing wrong with our being gone
oh just so long as there are birds

in one hundred years light will still find it’s way to the forest floor
here and there still marveled where we’ve walked before
lovely though we’ll be no more
maybe we’ll be home
surely as our loving ebbs and flows like the blue sea
there’ll be no tragedy in our passing
so long as there is water for everyone to drink
as long as there are birds


from of the waves, released June 30, 2012
composition and lyrics / / felicity williams
voice / / felicity williams
trumpet / / rebecca hennessy
marimba / / michael davidson
guitar / / harley card
producer / / hobson's choice and jean martin
engineers / / andrew collins and jean martin

socan 2012.



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hobson's choice Toronto, Ontario

hobson's choice is a toronto-based, contemporary chamber jazz group that draws on a wide range of influences. Blending the improvisation in jazz with an unconventional instrumentation and approach to songwriting, it stands on its own.

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