Lyla, You Are Not Alone

Lyla, you are not alone Lyla, none of it is over Lyla, some of what you shoulder, I’ll shoulder too Lyla, I love you Always bending like a tide ‘neath the weight of a moon you won’t name I, too, am wrestled like a tide ‘neath the weight of some moons I could name for you Lyla, you aren’t on your own here Lyla, you are worth so much more here Lyla, if you need a line to reel you in, I’m here Tell me what you’re feeling Lyla, tell me where you’re going I’ll go there too Lyla, I love you Always dragging like an anchor in water too deep its length I, too, have anchors that would hold me in water so heedlessly rising Name it, Lyla won’t you name it, it might ease the strength of that tide of yours Oh, these moons, we didn’t make them, but truly we might offer them weight, and time enough to lay a claim to how we move through life See you, riled into anger, assuming I am laying the blame on you Lyla, show me when the ache became something you believe you can’t be without Lyla, you are not alone

  • Duration: 5:30-6:00
  • Year Written: 2020
  • Instrumentation: Soprano Violoncello
Soloists: Eric Jacobsen
, Aoife O’Donovan
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Tanner Porter & Eric Jacobsen/Aoife O’Donovan

August 2, 2020 5:00 pm
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