I'll Draw the Map

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Composed in 2015.

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“Save our soul,” said the sermon he sold,
Eight years old, enshrined.
Crated scrolls, and the anger they’d scold,
One unfolded find.

And he said,
“Oh my mother, oh my dad,
Oh all the brothers I never had.
Show me the wonderful, show me the sad,
Show me the numbers, and I’ll check the math.”

Three-year toil, and the torment he’d coil
Feared and foiled, he frowned.
Seeded soil, and the favors he’d spoil,
No more folds unfound.

And he said,
“Oh my mother, oh my dad,
Oh all the brothers I never had.
Show me the wonderful, show me the sad,
Show me the numbers, and I’ll check the math.”

“Save our soul,” said the sermon he stole,
Waiting cold in line.
Slated shoals in that country of coals,
Fate unfolds just fine

And he said,
“Oh my mother, oh my dad,
Oh all the brothers I never had.
Show me the wonderful, show me the sad,
Show me the numbers, and I’ll check the math.

Oh my mother, oh my dad,
Oh all the brothers I never had.
Show me the beautiful, show me the bad,
Show me the future, and I’ll draw the map

Show me the beautiful, show me the bad,
Show me the future, and I, oh I’ll draw the map.”

credits

from Live at Airshow Mastering, released September 1, 2016
Performed by Laura Schwartz of Bellwether Bayou.
Recorded and mixed by Don Godwin of Airshow Mastering.

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Bellwether Bayou Washington, D.C.

Bellwether Bayou is the solo folk project of Laura Schwartz, a classically-trained violinist based in Washington, D.C.

Bellwether Bayou brings looping violin and soulful vocals together to create a modern take on classic folk sensibilities.

The sound of Bellwether Bayou mixes original tunes with unexpected covers and new spins on old traditionals.
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