From the album The Gospel of Tree Bark

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Lyrics

Breath and Bone
by Anna Fritz

I jumped up and down for the moon last night,
startled by its brilliant light.
Washed in mystery, bathed in beauty.
Washed in mystery, bathed in beauty.

But the woman right beside me
was nowhere even near me.
Her ear pressed to a tiny phone, she left me walking all alone.
Her ear pressed to a tiny phone, she left me walking all alone.

And where have you gone, my friends,
when your conversation never ends?
Your feet don’t know you’re walking,
‘cause your mouth just can’t stop talking.

I’ve seen you reach for that glowing box
every time the action stops,
as if a moment of quietness would scare you into nakedness.
as if a moment of quietness would scare you into nakedness.

I know it’s not that we don’t see
it’s just that in our misery
it’s easy to spin and spin so fast, we don’t think about the crash.
Easy to spin and spin so fast, we don’t think about the crash.

And where have you gone, my friends,
when your conversation never ends?
Your feet don’t know you’re walking,
‘cause your mouth just can’t stop talking.

And somehow we all believe
that everything we really need
is just a call or a click away. You can have it all today.
‘Cause it’s just a call or a click away. You can have it all today.

But what of the things you can only learn
from sitting and watching a fire burn,
from touching and talking face to face,
from truly knowing a place?

Maybe we don’t have to crash and burn.
Maybe there’s hope for us to learn.
Disconnect and dial tone, reconnect with breath and bone.
Disconnect and dial tone, reconnect with breath and bone.