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lyrics

As children we are told that in the times of old
We were the lords of other men
We kept among our kin and multiplied our sins
Until it was all swept away.

Bones of our mothers
Bones of our fathers
Leading through a darkening night
Where the journey takes us-‘til the journey breaks us
Never to give up the fight

The price of our defeat is our daily bread and meat
As we pay the recompense again
The cost of life is dear when it comes with blood and tears
And is buried on the backs of friends

Bones of a lover
Bones of a brother
Never to forget the sight
Where the journey takes us-‘til the journey breaks us
Never to give up the fight

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We sowed the seeds of death and we’re doing all our best
But still the task is not complete
We pass the burden on in our children, in our songs
Until there’s no one left to see

Bones of my sister
Every day I miss her
Still I keep her by my side
Where the journey takes us-‘til the journey breaks us
Never to give up the fight

(Bridge)
Walking through fields of green-autumn’s ahead of me
Ride to the end of my sweep
Sweet as the summer breeze rustling through the trees
All the things I can’t keep
Remind me of summers home sitting in shade alone
A pack unloaded by my side
Until I ride out again-counting the absent friends
Nothing to hold but my pride

Bones from each other-I will be another
Death for us is not the end
My taste of death will kill a foe but when that is I’ll never know
And I will join the fight again

Bones polished brightly.
Edges sharpened lightly
Living days with all my might
Where the journey takes us-‘til the journey breaks us
Never to give up the fight

Living days with all my might
Never to forget the sight
Never to give up the fight

credits

from Through The Door, released October 13, 2017
Char MacKay - vocals
Maya Bohnhoff - harmony vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - acoustic guitar, sampled upright bass, drum programming
Betsy Tinney - cello
Sunnie Larson - violin

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Char MacKay Spokane, Washington

I’ve been writing and performing songs at conventions since 1995. Through The Door is a collection of some of the most popular songs, inspired by authors (like Lois McMaster Bujold) TV (Star Trek, Game of Thrones), gaming, and general silly things like nursery rhymes and my take on the world. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed writing them. ... more

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