The Soil

by David Benjamin Blower

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From the forthcoming record We Really Existed And We Really Did This. Coming out 3rd of May.

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Put your hands in the soil
Feel the groan and feel the joy
All sit with the hurt
All stare the dirt
Occupy the bandstands
Gather lost citizens
Climb down your pyramids
Relinquish your privilege
Welcome strangers to your table
As though they were angels
Make space for the spent
Sit with the lament
Break your vows to the Powers
Plant trees and grow flowers
Share your resources
Free all the horses

All citizens
Put your hands in the soil
And feel the groan
and can you feel the joy?
And be still

Go down to the riverside
And who’s not afraid to die?
Rise from the waves
Broke loose from the powers of the age
Live now as citizens
Of the life of the age to come
Behold the messiah dying
For the earth we’re crucifying
Break bread and take drink
All feel and think
Shed tears everyday
For everything we throw away
Mourn for your families
Mourn for your enemies
Sing songs to the stars
Console yr grieving hearts

All citizens
Put your hands in the soil
And feel the groan
and can you feel the joy?
And be still

Clap your hand to your mouth
Let your pride go south
Put hands on your head
Make terms with the dead
Put your hands on your face
Too late to learn from mistakes
Put your hand on your heart
Can we stop what we start?
Sisters to the leverage
Brothers to the edges
Youth to the fore
The bleak future is yours
All ye of noble birth
Join the scum of the earth
Gather round the powerless
For theirs is the power that can save us

All citizens
Put your hands in the soil
And feel the groan
and can you feel the joy?
And be still

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released April 19, 2019
Written and recorded by David Benjamin Blower.
Cover photo by Luke Sewell.

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David Benjamin Blower Birmingham, UK

David Benjamin Blower: 6-string writer, poet, theologian and podcaster from Birmingham in the UK.

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