Calm Is Worse Than The Storm

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Damned if I know how the whole thing came unwound
It was all smooth sailing then the ship just ran aground
Now we're stuck here in the doldrums until high tide and steady winds
Trying to make up our minds about each other again
Was a time I could read the sky
The way the clouds moved, how the birds would fly
I don't know the reason I don't think about it much
But there's a subtlety to seasons and I have lost my touch
We are at the mercy of the waves and of the tides
Sometimes the calm is worse than the storm
We are at the mercy of the waves deep inside
Sometimes the calm is worse than the storm
First I was angry at the sky and at the sea
Convinced that they had conspired to work against me
It was a strange way of thinking in the heat I had gone made
As my hopes were sinking rage was all I had
When my mind was still I could hear my own heartbeat
Feel the wind on my face the sand beneath my feet
Saw that it was my choice if this was hell or paradise
And if its up to me I will not think twice
After nineteen days the tempest tipped her hand
Rains came down 'til the water reached the land
As quick as she was stranded my ship was on the main
Not as I had planned yet I was captain again


from So Many Stars, released July 1, 2017
Aidan - guitar, vocal
Christine - bass, vocal, percussion
Tom Prasada Rao - violin, mandolin, banjo



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