lifeblood: songs: walk your valley


it's over
hang your gun belt
and eat this simple fare
what you need
is to feed on something
warm and hand-prepared
the ice at the edges
waters change is near
and soon you give in to
and free your long imprisoned tears
walk your valley
walk your shadow
afraid but on your feet
til your fire and my sky meet

so sick mad seas made me
tossed at such a clip
how i clung to you horizon
the captain of my ship
your flame never faltered
even in the fiercest wind
even the strongest wick grows dim and sick
when it's burning at both ends
walk your valley
walk your shadow
afraid but on your feet
til your fire and my sky meet

there is nothing but now
here's a cloth for your brow
you've done well
but it's time you rest awhile
you've taken on the whole world
like a boy
like a girl
you're a full grown wonder
you're a child

all misbelievers
speak with ease the cynic tongue
all is simple
and loaded like buttons come undone
like dreams and guns and questions
on fire but still alive
unlock your best potential
and your sights on love tonight
walk your valley
walk your shadow
afraid but on your feet
til your fire and my sky meet
walk your fire
walk your fire
afraid but on your feet
til your fire and my sky meet

words and music by emily saliers


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