not for human beings

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two second delay
between having the impulse and getting your way
why should the light have to wait
to displace the darkness
why should the light have to wait
from the tip of our fingers
the flip of our switches that is our way
not just our way but our right
to escape the black night
don’t try to see through the distances
that’s not for human beings
keep moving but not
the way that fear makes you move
let the beauty you love be what you do
there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground

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from of the waves, released June 30, 2012
composition / / felicity williams
lyrics / / felicity williams adapted from rumi
voice / / felicity williams
trumpet / / rebecca hennessy
vibraphone / / michael davidson
guitar and banjo / / harley card
bass / / michael herring
drums / / dan gaucher
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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