Shiftings

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Watch for despair has followed you out so fast upon your heels
Your staggering work to grip the earth has left you struck to every nerve
And you returned for whom the strangeness lurks and is a commonness
Said "Come on down, the wind blows heavy now and you are overrun."

The strength of a woman to walk this yard, when at the door you can't explain
how something's changed, the walls awake with shiftings of a wandering ghost
And the billows rose, in asking where you'll go now should it all remain?
For what has begun
nothing's won
but you can learn to cope this way

And now your stretch yearns to find the breadth of relief
that anyone can just leave and be gone
A solemn mender, the final hold of release
and when it's gone I will need it again

I wish for dreams, the glow of lights at sea I wish too many things
But I will bring that coast what's left of me, and I will dream

Darling, relent your restless arms, come along just leave his room
He is strong, his mother's strong, nothing's wrong, the morning's
soon he'll be home, he's on his own, he is grown, just let him loose
He is strong, his mother's strong, nothing's wrong, he's just like
you bent to heave a clambering heart, rattled son, you have been harmed
But you're strong, your child's strong, it is wrong, but carry
through everything your every part felt much more of hurt before
any car the metals tore, you were gone, you have been wronged

Careless the ropes that wore to bone
Calloused my hands that never learned how to let go
Careless to kill the stars, a son
Calloused my will to never forgive what was done
If I could start to be someone
be rid of tries to ever become anyone
While any fervence takes its time
I don't touch mine, it seems less alive when you hold

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from Joys of Kin EP, released April 25, 2016

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Esbern Snare Norfolk, Virginia

We’re Esbern Snare, a six-piece from Norfolk. We independently released our first album "A Violent Peace" on March 28th of 2014, and are so honored we get to share it with you. Thank you so much for listening and for your continued support of what we love to do. ... more

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