Letting Go / Here and Now

by Emily Elbert

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released November 11, 2016

Emily Elbert - voice, guitar
Josh Hari - bass
Dylan Day - guitar
Abe Rounds - drums
Alex Krispin - engineering, mixing, mastering

art by Ines Gurovich
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photo by Taiga Kunii
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Track Name: Letting Go
Our darkness is important, to be treated with respect
For us to be reborn, then we must also honor death
Only illusion keeps us separate, moon in east and sun in west
Soon we'll leave these bodies, releasing all that we thought we possessed

Letting go, letting go
A return to what the soul already knows

Through the softened edge of sorrow, though the patches, frays, and pulls
With life seeping through the cracks of every fracture, every hole
Through what loves and leaves us, though we grieve it, mystery calls us close
Finding solace in these bodies, how our heartbeat guides us home

Letting go, letting go
Learning to embrace the ebb and flow

Oh, great spirit
Formless dancer
Teach us to trust
Love beyond fear
Oh, i hear your call

Through dark and light, our shadows can remind us we're alive
Yet our mind's eye takes to worry when the sunset's done each night
And just as fire tears through treetops, burning each down to the bone
After that tragedy, our sacred earth still remembers how to grow

Letting go, letting go
Strip the layers so the spirit shows
Track Name: Here and Now
In the dark
I formed a tight grip on my heart
I had gotten used to false starts
had learned to hide from love

Now, sweet release
soft reminders to breathe deep
let the light in, tend the seeds
and soak my soul in love
root down and grow in love

And oh, I'd forgotten what it was
to let go, to let the walls come down
After all this time spent out there searching for my home
I've found it in the here and now

Rapt in awe
fireside in the backyard
search the source, sing to the stars
inside the mystery of love

Heart in hands
pilgrimage to desert sands
pray to the Gods, pray to the land
each step a deepening in trust
that all we are is enough

And oh, I'd forgotten what it was
to let go, to let the walls come down
After all this time spent out there searching for my home
I've found it in the here and now

Kneeling at the altar
candlelight like dawn
blessed breath flows through the body
whispering "all is life, is truth, is one"

Now
Just a glimpse
of every past life, present tense
heal the heart, drop the defense, offer it all to love
dive deep and fall in love

And oh, I'd forgotten what it was
to let go, to let the walls come down
After all this time spent out there searching for my home
Love's within me in the here and now