Shadows

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Raven Spirit - Trish Painter
Trish Painter -on Raven Spirit

Story

I wrote this song when attending the Moab Folk Camp in beautiful Moab Utah.  A couple months prior to camp, a friend of mine had called late at night.  She and her husband had just closed on a beautiful house on a lake in the north woods of Wisconsin.  She went up by herself the night they closed and she found she was unable to be in the house alone.  When at Moab, watching the shadows cross the red rock walls and at a campfire, watching the shadows from the fire on the walls, I was struck by how often ware fearful in the dark, yet in the dark we are surrounded by shadows.... anyway...that's where the song came from....

Lyrics

Shadows

We were resting on a sandbar  in the middle of the river

Staring at canyons rising up to the sky

Guarded by hawks….soaring on the breezes

Wind turns to whispers above the river’s sigh

       Changing light   drops shadows on the canyons

       Shadows grow as the sun moves ‘cross the sky

       Darkness falls – there’s shadows all around us

       Dancing like spirits in the late summer night

 You say you’re afraid – alone in the darkness

Hear strange noises in the night all alone

Remember those shadows as the sun crossed to the heavens

Shadows protect you – one of them is your own

       Changing light   drops shadows on the canyons

       Shadows grow as the sun moves ‘cross the sky

       Darkness falls – there’s shadows all around us

       Dancing like spirits in the late summer night

                Close your eyes

                Take a breath

                Listen….to the sounds….of the night

       Changing light   drops shadows on the canyons

       Shadows grow as the sun moves ‘cross the sky

       Darkness falls – there’s shadows all around us

       Dancing like spirits in the late summer night

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