i walk through streets unnamed and winding
holding pieces of things i can’t leave behind me
they are corners of pictures, they are last night’s dream
they are tears and graves and loves and scenes

and i remember being somewhere on a desert highway
with windows down and a sunset skyway
i was younger and about to be anything i wanted to be

i stopped for minute on the roadside rest
to freeze the frame, seven stars overhead
and if i’d known how much life owes to death
i would’ve put down the camera and taken another breath

i now want to put down my grief
and take a breath

and i pass by houses with numbers on the doors
i don’t know this road but it’s like i’ve been here before
i can see through it all and know i want something more

and i stand up on a hill above a foreign city
under evergreens in an old cemetery
and look out on the city lights, it’s like they’re on some kind of stage
i see how easily the dark can be turned away

so mother and father, sisters and brothers
i call to you now, for me there are no others
i have words for you as they’ve come to me
there is a place in you that knows no grief

and you hold the light
to make the dawn
you hold the light
that makes dawn


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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