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Rejoin the World

by Bird By Snow

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Behold! Two lost (and the very last) Bird By Snow songs, recorded after the completion of “Offering” and before the aesthetic/poetic/ontological shift that begat “Cold Spring”, and Fletcher Tucker's work under his own name.

Apropos of these profoundly uncertain, ever-shifting, way weird times, "Rejoin the World" is a rallying cry to reject the befuddling mirage of modernity and return to the world as it actually is… cyclical, eternal, generous, wild.
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Lyrics:
Somewhere in those hills,
you will find my bones,
buried to the neck in a pile of rubble.
Flesh set free in the belly of a condor.
Mind at peace in the roots and rain.
So the only question now
is how to pass the meantime?
When this dark and noisy age
is howling at my door.
And granaries of wealth,
fame, and reputation
sit supposedly unguarded
on a nearby shore.
And a fearsome raiding party
could be easily assembled.
It would just require
a little sacrifice of sorts:
forget to live
in this sweet and generous moment,
look away from the Sun.
Or you could rise
and grab some kindling from the woodpile,
feed it to the fire in the hearth.
Build the flames so high
that they throw shadows across the Empire,
sparing no one from the dark.
When the screens flicker out
will you join your family
sifting seeds from the soil?
When you take a breath
and return to This Moment,
will you rejoin the world?

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released March 20, 2020

Written, performed, and recorded by Fletcher Tucker
In Big Sur, California, 2014
Photo is a 35mm double exposure taken by Fletcher Tucker

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Gnome Life Records is a vinyl and cassette label based on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Esselen in present day Big Sur, California. Established in 2005, Gnome Life produces a wide variety of musical and poetic releases expressing wild and mystical perspectives. ... more

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