Song by Diane Barbarash with lyrics from the poem “Animal Sanctuary” by Allison Grayhurst

Animal Sanctuary

Music, vocals and arrangement by Diane Barbarash, lyrics from the poem “Animal Sanctuary” by Allison Grayhurst.

Featured Writer: Allison Grayhust accompanied by Folk Singer Diane Barbarash

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Published in “Duane’s PoeTree” April 2017

http://duanespoetree.blogspot.ca/2017/04/allison-grayhurst-writes.html

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Still Learning

 

STILL LEARNING

 

We brought you home from the hospital in a brand new baby car seat

In a dirty old taxi cab that we hailed

Although it might as well have been a rocket ship you travelled in

From across whatever galaxies you sailed

Now you’re only two feet tall and you can hardly see at all

And you don’t understand much of what you do

Excepting for your size and for the colour of your eyes

There’s not much difference between your old pa and you

But we’re still learning, we’re still learning

I got to say I always planned to have a little more well in hand

Before the arrival of someone like you

But now you’ve made your entrance I guess we’ll stick with the tradition

Of somehow just muddling through

No I haven’t made much money and though it might seem funny

Probably wouldn’t know what to do with it if I did

Each task I’ve tried to undertake I always seemed to learn the hard way,

Guess the same’ll go for raising you, kid

But I’m still learning, I’m still learning

And as you’re lookin’ ‘round

There’s so much more to be found

On the way to where you’re bound, but for now

You got to be carried around –

Now you’re hungry and you’re cryin’, one would almost think you’re dyin’

Listenin’ to the noise that you make

But one thing you’ll never know is how you’ve caused this love to grow

In these two hearts with new morning you awake

You’re like the fireflies on a summer night, you’re the red ribbon first prize

You’re like a neverending sunrise to me

You’re a waterfall, you’re a windfall, you’re a bright light in a dark hall

And I still can’t say all the things you’re gonna be, because you see-

I’m still learning, I’m still learning

 

Copyright © Kyp Harness 2015

All Her Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLH4DD5pZQ

All Her Love

 

song written, composed by Kyp Harness

sung by Dan Kershaw

 

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RON SEXSMITH SINGS “WANDERING HEART” BY THE GREAT KYP HARNESS

 

Wandering Heart

First explosions of the morning
Wandering heart awakens roaming
Silently unfolding ‘cross the sky
And slowly forming on my eyes
She stands upon the edge of time
With her angel of doom as the cold sun shines
On the ice upon her ragged wings

I know your road is lonely
I can’t believe that you chose me
I will follow you
Even if this dream should be untrue
I will follow you

A million years and a million tears
There’s nothing left to chain me here
My heart is full but my hands are empty
I need someplace to go where I’ll be
Free beyond this cloud of doubt and the bleak machinery of fear
Wandering heart
Don’t let me slide

I know your road is lonely
I can’t believe that you chose me
I will follow you
Even if this dream should be untrue
I will follow you

Let the music of your beauty fly
Let the living live and the dying die
Let me disappear into the mystery
And the silent shadows of what will be
The world we know is fading and no-one will mourn its passing
Wandering heart
Come dance with me

I know your road is lonely
I can’t believe that you chose me
I will follow you
Even if this dream should be untrue
I will follow you

 

 

Kyp Harness © 2011

http://kypharness.net/

 

 

New video by Kyp Harness

 

Here’s a new song, ‘All I Need’, from the upcoming album ‘Stoplight Moon’, produced by John Critchley. You can pre-purchase the album for $15.00, delivered right to your door.

 

Help bring ‘Stoplight Moon’ into the world by pre-purchasing at:

http://www.kapipal.com/embed?id=3584443120804ba5a5ae93b0da845dbb&v=1&l=en-US

 

Kyp Harness ‘Best of Album’

23 song of the “the best of” Kyp Harness’ critical acclaimed career spanning over 25 years

Kyp's Greatest Sensations

“A great writer” – Daniel Lanois

“Harness has amassed a songbook that should rightfully be hailed as a national treasure” – Exclaim Magazine

“A Toronto version of a Lucinda Williams or a Nick Cave…he’s a stone genius.” – CBC

“He’s as smart and natural a writer as our Nation has to offer.” –  Herohill.

“Oddball or genius? You decide…Harness has delivered a uniquely skewed minor masterpiece that allows him to sit proudly with the likes of Robyn Hitchcock.” –Americana UK

“A radar-evading singer-songwriter who packs more fine lines into four minutes than Shakespeare and Ron Sexsmith combined” – Globe and Mail

 

Today’s the release of ‘Greatest Sensations’ – a 23 track ‘Best Of’ compilation in time for Xmas, thanks to Porterbeach Records, Amatish music and others, and to the production/playing talents of Dale Morningstar, Don Kerr, Bob Wiseman, David Pedliham, Paul Linklater, David Picco and others — Including a new track/song ‘I Hurt’, played solos – yours to stream or download for a nominal fee https://kypharness.bandcamp.com/album/greatest-sensations

23 track album
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Ron Sexsmith covering Kyp Harness’ song “Thumbelina Farewell”

“Ron sings Kyp Harness’s “Thumbelina Farewell” in ep11 of his
Blue Boy Acoustic Series”

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Original song from Kyp Harness’s God Footstool (1992): 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/gods-footstool/id557807552

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Ron Sexsmith’s Blue Boy (2001) where he covers the song:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/blue-boy/id494258703

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