These are the days
Devoted to my favorite distractions
On and on
Each momentary interaction
A treasure to keep
A rest to my melody
The brightness must be heard
A song and dance to take the stage from me
These are the years
Slipping by just like the other days
It can’t slow down
Now there’s the smile that keeps me always
Afraid to blink
Scared to turn my head
I would be lost
Without the smaller hands to guide my own
Life presents us little time to hone
For by the time I have all of the answers
The questions are grown
And gone away to the same place I’ve known
Dark, angry, heartfelt...some of these lyrics are hard to read, but there is something valedictory about the journey they take you on, if you are prepared to go.
Rachel's songs are not for the faint-hearted but that voice...how can you NOT listen?
Dark beauty, like being strangled by a velvet glove.
And all the while Jon's playing and arrangements are the perfect accompaniment. His melodies carry Rachel's lyrics with subtlety and suppleness. Mike Ashton