lifeblood: songs: lyrics: alberta


it seems like a long time
but it's been no time
in the course of a lifetime
since you've gone
the crack in the window
is that how you got through
dogs howl
is that you
the setting sun
you took a wild rose
from alberta
brought it east to press upon this yellow page
one lost day

once by a coal mine
(terrible landslide)
a terrible landslide
(crushed their hopes)
crushed the hopes of the inclined
(engraved their bones)
engraved their bones
as hard as i try
(i just can't let it lie)
i just can't let it lie
i get the feeling you haven't quite
made it home
you took a wild rose
from alberta
brought it east to press upon this yellow page
one lost day

can't call it sorry
can't call it sad
maybe just the same as how a song can take you back
more like that

heirlooms and stories
pieces of jewelry
snapshots of a revelry
a lullaby
a journey out west
full of secrets i'd guess
never since been at rest
a hurricane eye
you took a wild rose
from alberta
brought it east to press upon this yellow page
one lost day

words and music by emily saliers


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