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Could we be settlers?
A simple place on a good lot
Functional features
And no lack of honest beauty
It could be ALL we need
I'd like to learn new skills
Make an attempt at building
Peace with our own hands.

It's all about the pieces
And how much we can gather
It's all about the pieces
And how much we can gather.

So take flight!
My whispering wondering heart!
So take flight!
A raging miraculous life!
And wake to sights!
Of what you love, what you need!
And shout with might!
No one can ignore!


We twist like rivers
And peak out like a new sprout
Invitations to touch, see, and smell
Are ALL around us
The world, me, and you
Time can slow
I hope you know

So take flight!
My whispering wondering heart!
So take flight!
A raging miraculous life!
And wake to sights!
Of what you love, what you need!
And shout with might!
No one can ignore!

When I planted my dreams
You gave me a pail of water
When it started to grow
We rode the bean stalk together.

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from The Year Of Steinbeck, released March 9, 2016

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Build Us Fiction Cincinnati, Ohio

These songs were written in Santiago, Chile. They are from a time of learning, exploring, teaching English, adventure, and growing up. Many moments are about coming to the realization that I wasn't as strong as I thought I was, mentally and physically. The rest is about finally taking the steps to migrate towards what I'd imagined.

Jon Coontz and Jon Delvaux joined on drums and Rhodes/bass.
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