The Spring

from by Robin Jackson

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Once the streets were paved with gold
a precious world oh to behold
and from the dusty ground,
you evoked the sound
caused flowers too unfold
When the summers turned to fall
you were with us through it all
a ring upon the bell
that echoed through the shell
of winter’s call
Now that you’re away
I feel you every day
Some days were hard to win
we never knew what fate would spin
you filled my cup with grace
and held a steady face
when the ice grew thin
When the branches began to crack
we knew there was no looking back
soon all our hopes and dreams
were tearing at the seams
light fading into black
You told us to let go
the current pulls below
like sunlight on the snow
into the silent river you will flow
and we’ll find you in the water, I know
There was a time when I never
thought that you would leave my side
and through the shadows 
you would find the way
And even though you held on tight
I can see your fading light
is stronger now that you‘ve gone away
Tangled roots and history
shadows deep within the tree
shackles from the past
broken way at last
found peace eternally
When Azrael unfolds her wings
for you, a gateway to the spring
that bubbles from the ground,
once a fearful sound now
taught us words to sing
You told us to let go
the current pulls below
like sunlight on the snow
into the silent river you will flow
and we’ll find you in the water, I know

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from Dust Diaries, track released June 8, 2012

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Robin Jackson Portland, Oregon

Award winning songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist known for his wild contributions to bands Vagabond Opera and the March Fourth Marching Band, Robin Jackson presents his debut album. The ethnomusicology major has mastery of almost a dozen instruments and played with everyone from Gogol Bordello to The Decembrists. "A catchy and captivating song-crafter... true storyteller." - NPR ... more

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