These Things I Keep

from by The River Has Many Voices

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in Texas the sun shines in December
when the land is quiet i go walk it alone
i hear the river lying waiting to remember
the heavenfall of rain to make its way upon the stone

yeah i guess that’s just like me sometimes i am empty
i wish and wait for something to bring me more
but at times like these i can feel you with me
and i feel at ease i feel like i am reborn

yeah and morning always came when i needed
and you were always morning to me
thank you for the life and love you left inside me
these things i keep
these things i keep

i have a memory of a trail we walked within the forest
i have another of some lights around a tree
i have still a memory of candles and Handel’s chorus
and i from you and you from me we held the new gifts we received

and i can play back a long walk through the city
or the times when we skipped rocks upon the sea
i can play back the awakened voice of your laughter
or the way you cried beside me from the death that we had seen

i know no other way to reach you now than this
i know no other way to hold you than to sing
i know no other way to feel your gentle kiss
i know the sure way to find you is to reach inside of me

yeah and the stars were always shining when i needed
and you were always the stars for me
thank you for the life and love you left inside me
these things i keep
these things i keep

i won’t pretend i am not fearful of final endings
or of the thought that some things never end
or of the thought that there are no new beginnings
or of the thought that some things can never begin

i have always struggled with points of confusion
many times i’ve stumbled to places i never wished to see
i do not know how a man finds absolution
but in the minor works of tenderness so i hold to that belief

yeah and the morning always came when i needed
and don’t you know that you were always the morning to me
thank you for the life and love you left inside me
these things i keep
these things i keep

well tomorrow i’ll go flying on a jet airliner
and i may not ever feel the land again
i feel so near you i could fly and just keep flying
like an eagle upon the wind i have heaven in my hands

yeah and heaven always came when i needed
and you were always heaven to me
thank you for the life and love you left inside me
these things i keep
these things i keep

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from Ash St., released September 28, 2016

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The River Has Many Voices Austin, Texas

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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