stone

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this song is written in honour of my friend and mentor Maurice "Bear" Léger, and reflects on the many roles he played in his life.

before he left this world, Bear made it clear to me that i could no longer hold back from singing, and so I thank him for the gift of a bold and courageous voice. May he journey ever well.

the track features a recording of Bear speaking an Old Irish incantation, accompanied by the beautiful and haunting uilleann pipes played by Olivier Craig-Dupont, with Kyra Shaughnessy on backing vocals & bodhrán.

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a tinker rides a lonely way
in this world of speed and plenty
his horse he moves so calm and slow
like mist over fields of morning
but he's never far from the stones, no he's never far from the stones

the blacksmith swings a mighty blow
to coax smoothe form from fire
the ring of steel his ritual
for worth he seeks no farther
but he's never far from the stones, no he's never far from the stones

the bard he sings the old songs
for listeners, sometimes wanting
though his stories never lose their soul
some people hear no meaning
and he's never far from the stones, , no he's never far from the stones

and a hunter wears a woolen cloak
nor rain nor cold can pierce it
he feeds his family from the woods
knows hunger's code and obeys it
but he's never far from the stones, no he's never far from the stones

a father shows his children ways
to live with less than plenty
in spite of this, to laugh away
the night with song and friendlies
but he's never far from the stones, no they're never far from the stones

a warrior he must leave the earth
and face the worse for goin'
a druid, yes, he may return
the dust he left awaits him

well the stones they may look old and hard
but as liquid they were flowing
and so are live as anything
that on this earth is growing
and you're never far from the stones, no we're never far from the stones

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from colibri!, released December 25, 2016
Maurice "Bear" Léger - intro & outro
Kyra Shaughnessy - backing vocals & bodhrán
Olivier Craig-Dupont - uilleann pipes
Stephen Fuller - kora, vocals, low whistle

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