Voices Of Youth

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I sit alone in this chair some days
Thinking bout my life thinking bout my ways
There are too many questions that I don’t know the answer
Breathe in deep and I close my eyes
Walk back through the dark and the joyful times
Trying to find the spirit of my youth in there
Somehow I lost her but I don’t know where

In those days long gone I felt you walking next to me
Oh please don’t leave me with my troubled mind
As company

At night we’d lay staring up in awe
We were not afraid to admit we were small
And holes in heaven’s floor lit our bare faces
We walked up rivers and drank from the streams
Balanced on bridges laid by ancient trees
Who bowed their regal heads to make a way
And people never listened to anything we had to say
But we said it anyway

In those days long gone I felt you walking next to me
Oh please don’t leave me with my troubled mind
Tormenting me

Now we all have jobs and we all pay rent
And we all ask each other where our time got spent
And busyness plagues the streets like a disease

And if one man stops and asks ‘Well why?
‘What’s it all for when I die?’
The rest all shake their heads and say ‘Don’t speak!’
‘Seeking meaning’s for the weak!’
Well you can call me weak
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In those days long gone I felt you walking next to me
Oh please don‘t leave me with my troubled mind
A wandering

Voices of youth call out to me
‘Come back’ they say ‘Don’t walk away!’
Im trying with all my strength not to let go
But theres a truth I know, the ties are strong
From those very days I have grown
And if I ever come undone, one day it’s certain
We will be tied together once again
I hope my foolishness will never sever us my friend

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from For The Weary Traveller, released July 31, 2015

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Holly Arrowsmith Auckland, New Zealand

Pure and unfettered but not lacking in power or force, New Zealand's Holly Arrowsmith takes on that of a libretto, as musings bare her soul to enlighten those of her listeners. Her earthy, timeless vocals serve as a catalyst for stories of crystalline prose, offering comfort in their unique and profound delivery. ... more

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