Keep in Mind - Mason Jar Music Mix

by Nathaniel Bellows

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Live performance and new arrangement of "Keep in Mind"--from the album SWAN AND WOLF--from the Mason Jar Music Video.

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Keep In Mind

Blame the lunacy
that comes over me
I was sold, you see,
long ago

And the bruise will be
how you’ll remember me
but like everything
it’s on loan

So let the feeling fade
like the man we made
made of things we saved
made of snow
Take the soul therein
take the skeleton
take the wreck I’ve been
let it go

Oh, the more you need it
the weakness deepens
I’ve been leaning away
from want

But I’ve seen the seabirds
flying seaward
all they need was
to know true north

Then the call went out
more a sigh than shout
more like dying while
the babe is born
then the seed was shot
I was seeing stars
and I stole your car
to be alone

Oh, but now it’s this
analogous
to the sound
you’re missing most

And now see how
it’s growing
So silent? So stoic?
The storm folded into
the stone

Oh, somehow
you knew it
like the ground
intuits
every rise,
every nuance
of plow

And the lie’s in place
to keep them all away
‘til you can raise up
your face
and be proud

Be proud

Send a word or note
I can come back home
and in the land I love
I am known

Let me sleep and dream
like the serpentine
black and blue and green
down below

credits

released November 27, 2018
Nathaniel Bellows: Guitar/Vocals
Erin Gustavson: Oboe
Alec Spiegelman: Clarinet
Jeff Robinson: Bassoon
Emma Reber: French Horn
Eddie F: Violin
Trevor New: Viola

Gabriel Gall: Arrangement
Brian Losch: Sound Engineer
Jonathan Seale: Director

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