the Letting Go

by Barrett Myers

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released November 11, 2015

Recorded and mixed at Hoosier Surf Records, Lafayette, IN

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Track Name: Grow
Grandfather's farm, it's been here forever
Now that it's mine I want to remember
Where he came from and who he became
What he passed on to me with his name
Gonna dig it up, search it out again

Under the sidewalk, under the rooftops,
There is a life that longs to grow
Down where the roots go, stories we don't know
Are feeding the ground and all we sow
Making it grow

Working the land is working inside me
And I see the plan in living and dying
Gotta build it up, and tear it down again

Under the sidewalk, under the rooftops,
There is a life that longs to grow
Down where the roots go, stories we don't know
Are feeding the ground and all we sow
Making it grow
Making it grow

All the weeds that were sown in my field
They don't have to choke my ground
All the pain that was planted in my heart
I'm gonna plow it down
I'm gonna plow it down

Cause the mystery of my history
is it don't have to lead me now
There's new land and a steady hand
making me good, good ground
Making me good, good ground

Making me grow
Track Name: Fifth Story Window
Staring up this fire escape, contemplating my great escape
If I climbed up to the clouds would I ever come back down?
I’ve been searching for awhile for comfort in my skin
I’ve been searching for awhile for where I’m going and where I’ve been
I feel like I want to fly from my

My fifth story window, looking at the blue sky glow
Gotta message for the world to know
I’m easing back and letting go

This building’s fireproof from the pavement to the roof
The only thing that’s burning down are the lies that lie around my heart
I feel like I want to fly

My fifth story window, looking at the blue sky glow
Gotta message for the world to know
I’m easing back and letting go

My heart was locked away until I met you

My fifth story window, looking at the blue sky glow
Gotta message for the world to know
I’m coming loose and letting go

My fifth story window, letting go of all I’ve known
Make a path for me
I’m coming home
Track Name: Not Over You
In the spring when the sun is shining
There’s a place inside my heart that’s dying
I take a walk to the cemetery
Where my wounds and my echoes carry
I lay it down, lay it down one last time
Any hope you would ever be mine

I’m so not over you yet
I’m so not over you

When the sky was as black as thunder
I promised you we will not go under
What are words, what are words we’re saying?
With the promise both our hearts are breaking

I’m so not over you yet
I’m so not over you

I let you go, I let you fly
I let you go

Through stormclouds sun will break through
In springtime all things come new
The earth sings new life is gonna bloom
But I will never forget you
Yes I will smile and remember you
Track Name: Stand Tall
The breeze follows all along brown and barren trees on the back forty
She turns slow, steady as the sun is slipping low every evening

I don't know why we can't move on, I don't know why we can't go back, but it's good

Rust and painted steel was long ago long forgot, but she's still standing
When the howling winter winds come and burn the back of your neck, she's still standing

I don't know why we can't move on, I don't know why we can't go back, but it's good
I don't know why we can't move on, I don't know why we can't go back, but it's good

Stand, stand tall through it all
You gotta stand, stand tall through it all

Even with the wind, turn and turn again through it all
Even in the storm, turn and turn some more through it all
Just stand tall, stand tall
Even when it all gets stripped away
Even when it all gets stripped away

Breeze follows all along bruised and broken trees
She turns fast but steady, the wind is blowing strong tonight
Track Name: Let It Go
Late here in the evening the sun is sinking low
All that I’ve been thinking is I wish that you were home, how I wish that I was home
I’ve been walking for days up and down these hills, surely lost my way
Through the forest in the rain I’ve known joy as well as pain, hear the sound of silence sing

Let it go, let it go, all these things that help you feel you’re in control
Let it go, let it go, before what you’re holding onto steals your soul

There’s a man from North Dakota with headphones in his ears
Mile and mile he wanders but the song he never hears, nature’s song he never hears

Let it go, let it go, all these things that help you feel you’re in control
Let it go, let it go, before what you’re holding onto

All the news feeds and the headlines, the conflicts and the deadlines
What we keep and store away, I wish that I could say that
I’m exempt from what we suffer but even nature ain’t no buffer
From the markets and the news, the progress that we choose

Let it go, let it go, all these things I need, these things we need
Let it go, let it go, before what you’re holding onto
Before what you’re holding onto
Before what you’re holding onto
What is holding on to me?
Track Name: I Miss the View
It started with a whisper
And rose into a roar
It started with a picture and a wish
For everything and more

So I packed up my wagon
Rode toward the setting sun
Oblivious to beauty all around me
And starry skies above

I’ll pan for gold, I’ll not grow old
I’ll never need again

The streams were running silver
More than we could use
The mountains were forgotten
We missed
We missed the view

Like a fire word was passing
And the greed was running high
Just as fast, like lightning flashing
The mine was dry

All the lakes and streams can rest in peace
It’s time to leave again

So we took up all our wagons
And we took up all our gold
Back to New York with the loot
But we couldn’t take
We couldn’t take the view
Couldn’t take the view
Couldn’t take the view

What’s a city boy to do

The mountains are in my blood
They’re running in my veins
I dream about it every night it’s true
I miss the view
Track Name: Over You (Nature's Song)
What would it take to break our mistaken attachment to the things we've made?
What would it take, a strong earthquake, a hurricane with driving rain?
The wind dies down we hear the sound of the geese take flight as the stars come out over you

What would it take to calm our hearts as we sit here alone in the dark?
What would it take to calm our minds, and leave the lie we don't have time
to live and love, to stop and breathe, to hear this song this symphony over you

And the stars are coming into view
Oh the sky is every shade of blue
Orion is shooting at the moon over you

All we’ve made is crumbling down
The sidewalks sink into the ground
All the earth is longing to be seen underneath

It's the softest sound, a beating heart, nature's song, it's a work of art