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about

I wrote this song during Song-A-Day 2012, inspired by Steve Lawson's live blogging from a conference on environmental issues, the focus of which was empowering individuals to make a positive impact on seemingly overhwelmingly massive, global issues, by taking small steps individually and in community at a local level.

We live in such strange, chaotic times, and also incredibly rich times of connection, communication...as the Chinese glyph is drawn, crisis = danger + opportunity. So much damage has been and continues to be done through our fear, greed and ignorance, and yet the force of life is strong. It finds the tiniest crack, the remotest possibility to emerge from the rubble to renew and begin again. The thread of this song is drawn from that hope...it's a delicate, organic, tiny heartbeat, a spark of light and life breathing itself into something green peering up from a crack in the sidewalk, from the decay of our industry, our wars and brutality.

I invited guitarist and noise artist Lucio Menegon to create a sonic backdrop to the song, representing those decaying industrial dinosaurs. Everything that's not my voice, or a piano, or a little clicky beat is Lucio's soundscape.

We can keep our eyes closed and dig our heels in, resist the change that's needed and knocking on our doors ever more loudly, or we can adapt and learn to harmonize with each other and our world through our thoughts, intentions and actions. We can help that little green thread find its way through into the next chapters of life on this planet.

So this is a love song for the earth that sustains us. And for the hope of us humans learning to love and get along better with each other, and with her. For our little ones' sakes, and the sake of everything that lives, I think we owe it our best effort.

lyrics

in quickening evolution
million things spring up
million more fall away
no time for yesterday
download an upgrade to the DNA

it takes courage to let go
it's a long way down
from atop a pillar
to the world below
watch it rearranging
all we know

in quickening evolution
begin to dream another way
will many minds work as one
or in isolation burn
from ashes to begin again

caterpillar just a worm
til she melt inside
and become a winged thing
for a moment rise to sing
fleeting toward the light
it takes courage to admit
we need each other to thrive
unclench a fist clasped
round a heart
fingers loosen
unfurl a smile inside

what will come
what we choose
day to day unfolding
outside the daily news
we listen and learn
and throw away
what doesn't serve
another day
to be true
to be kind
makes humankind
rise up
simple to remember
easy to forget
moving at the speed of life

poor shephards
lost and snowblind
inches from the cottage door
love light a fire
light a fire inside
sweat inspiration from your pores
passion from your eyes
til you feel a pulse of light
rise up inside
realign

in quickening evolution
dig fingers into earth
synch up heartbeats
heal what's broken
dry twig blossom

credits

from Triptych III (Ten for Magpie's Secret Bliss), released March 19, 2014
Artemis Robison - vocals, piano, beats
Lucio Menegon - guitar, percussion, noise

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Spectral keyboard washes and sinuous dance beats set up a feeling of warm alienation while Artemis’s voice heats things further. Over the thump and shimmer, she croons with detached fervor, the music dissolving in a storm of pixie-dust disco until a rude riot of effects snaps the tether and she vanishes. ... more

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