12 Months

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And now we find ourselves here
At the end of the first year
Not knowing what is ahead
Or where to go

12 months
4 seasons
3 lives
How do I breathe life
Into a song
For us

Do I start
With that night
When you couldn't be there
Or that moment
When I held her
Where you could just see her
Or when we wheeled you upstairs
And you held her
For the first time
How to put a year into a song

When they told us
For the first time
It wouldn't be alright
When you said
Strong and committed
You'd be willing to die
Separated day after day
And you told me
You thought you'd go crazy
And I was at home

I wrote about circles
And being
Too tired to fight
About trying to find hope
Not knowing
If she would fly

Then the night
The sirens were screaming
And I thought
That she would stop breathing
There in my arms

12 months
4 seasons
3 lives


from The First Year, released March 2, 2013




wild okra Waco, Texas

Wild Okra is Jared Himstedt, Tim Jenkins, Chris Mann, Ellie Triplett, Zach Colyer.

"...a darkly mood, palpable sadness, deadpan stare, bared nerves, but all with an underlying layer of hopefulness, or at least a hope that being hopeful is possible. And some beautiful harmonies to coax the hope out of its cave." - Monte Holman ... more

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