Open Letter To, Let's Just Say, Virginia

from by The River Has Many Voices

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i can feel the winter age
i can feel it fall away
and i can feel the dawn as it’s turning
and you know i wish the same for you
i plan to rise up in the bloom
and stand and face the sky as it’s burning

a haunted soul can hide away
can close the door and keep the pain
can leave their home
but it won’t ease them
and don’t you get to thinking that
the ghosts you kept could be made to rest
just cause you step away
cause you can’t please them
you just live with them
and they go wherever you go

so go on sweet Virginia
go on and make your way
your past it can’t ever kill ya
your loving eyes, your heart, your flame
they’re yours and they will always remain

and i can see the morning star
it hangs above the boulevard
and i know there’s no shadow that could take me
and i can feel the light kiss the ground
when i stand ther i hear the sound
of life beneath the earth growing and shaking

and i know it feels like a vacancy
to hide and seek to keep your grief
to disbelieve
that you can be delivered
my hope is that you leave behind
the doubt that binds you
into thinking you can’t find
a way out of your corner
you can go much further
than you ever thought you could go

so go out west Virginia
go on and stake your claim
your debts are just phantoms they can’t kill ya
your evening eyes, your heart, your dreams
they’re yours and they will always be

so go on sweet Virginia
go on and make your way
forgive yourself your sadness it will never fill ya
your youthful eyes, your heart, your flame
they’re yours and they will always remain

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from Ash St., released September 28, 2016

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The River Has Many Voices is music that is born of the poetry and harmony of the hill country. TRHMV lives and writes in Austin, TX where he grew up.

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