Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New from Hagen Music: Carry On

Carry On      

(music & lyrics by 
Brent D. Scheihagen)

Carry on,
the darkest hour is just before the dawn.
You're not alone,
so get along and 
pick up all your stones.

One by one, we come undone.
Two by two, me and you

dragged and kicked and 
ground down by a heel.
It's no big deal,
just another turning of the wheel.

Three by three, you and me.
Four by four, we speak no more
         and as the silence fills our ears
         the stones disappear.

Heaven comes,
so shed your skin and leave behind your bones.
Yes, heaven comes;
it won't be long, it won't be long, it won't be long...

Carry on,
Carry on,
Carry on,
Carry on…
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This song was recorded for Amnesty International Taiwan's "2011 Voice for Freedom" Songwriting Competition.  Image 1 is from Brent's notebooks.

Brent would like to thank 
Zora Lee (虹慧), 
Joanne Lee (李明芳), 
Jason Lee (李柏緯), 
Dana Wu (吳佳臻), 
Eric Scheihagen and Michael McGregor 
(who took the accompanying photo) 
for the additional vocals.  

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