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Once when I kept silent my bones grew old
The moths nested there in the marrow and the cold
Once when I was quiet my body groaned
And the flies and the sparrows joined the nest in my home

But you should not stay
For it is not safe
For my feet are headed where the wind is great

So you have to go
Fly away sparrow
For as the words tumble out they grow grow grow ...

Once we were a people all looking at
Each other but not seeing yet
Once we were a people all looking at
Each other but not seeing yet

You'll find our tracks
Lead all over the grass
There and back and there and back

Check their sizes so
You for sure will know
That as they lay in the grass they grow grow grow ...

Once when I kept silent my bones grew old
The moths nested there in the marrow and the cold
Now I'm no longer silent and my spirit groans
And the moths and the flies can find another home

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from This Vessel, released September 25, 2013
Music and Lyrics by Bethany Dueck

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Queen's Brigade Winnipeg, Manitoba

Queen's Brigade's is a six-piece folk band whose thought-provoking lyrics honestly explore daily encounters, faith, and the constant motion of the journey through life. The band brings full harmonies and instrumentation, unique melodies, and quirky arrangements as it strays between a quirkiness, whimsicality, and sensitivity that captivates listeners and invites them to be a part of their music. ... more

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