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It's safe, to say, life's unstable this way
waste away and stagnate in the current state
of union you, know not to whom debt's due
auction off our heirlooms sell em short again

and then I'd be broken and uneasy
it's a matter of time before it's a crime
to store much more than gets you through the winter
hoard another's dinner behind cellar doors...

...are closed and blocked off lock-jawed
even when there is enough
suffering from selfishness is
just what injustice has done

for our hearts are hard in armor
hands are tied and fates are linked
closely to each other
such that one will drown, and we would all sink

tactic tack-toe tattooed on the saddle
galloping so fast I lost my shadow
though, I must confess, I have saved no princess
nor battled any dragons sword in valiant hand...

…over the key to see best beyond greed
not by the authority invested in
nothin but me, where can there be caring
when held to self too tightly we will loose it...

...all is scarce when we won't share this
vision of what is above
can be on this planet
as another world covered in love

lived in 3-D and lived fully
elevate our spirit's strength
within and all in kinship
and when walls will fall we will be well...

...held by what is unselfishly given
chivalrous in following the golden
rule out nothing now, managing to somehow
fold it over and return the turn times ten

and then we'd be broke and have it easy
it's a matter of mind over matter's facts
with that intact we cannot be stopped hot
on the track of being here empowered

...now that we can feed each other
meeting needs with greatest ease
leads us to uncover that it's
our giving that gives us health.


from LAURA GOLDHAMER & THE SILVERNAIL, released April 15, 2011
Laura Goldhamer (banjo and vocals)
Tyler Ludwick (guitar and vocals)
Jeremy Averitt (bass guitar)
Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase (cello)


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Laura Goldhamer Denver, Colorado

As a folk songwriter, guitarist, old-time banjo player, stop-motion animator, & instrument inventor, Goldhamer enlivens crowds with laughter and awe, conveying her intimate and focused energy in a unified and immersive musical, visual, kinetic, and often comedic performances. ... more

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