Holiest Day

from Ghost of a Gardener by Rachel Ries

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lyrics

I drove away
far from the lake
I found the farmer’s daughter
we could’ve been sisters if I were humble
clothes muddy, red cheeked and reticent
I looked around
and wished that I could stay
and cover my head
I’d keep the fire going
and I’d tuck the kids all into bed
see, I know all the hymns
I’d say my prayers and close my eyes
to wake and dawn
and do it all over again
so half in jest I asked if I could stay
and help milk the cows
Annie looked away
she said - Just come back in an hour.

asking for more, we ask
we ask for more
always for more, we ask
we ask for more

so I drove away
back to the lake
back to all my pretty, my precious things
I put the milk away
and I started to cry
I put the music on to fill the quiet
oh this cluttered life -
we try we try we try we try we try

asking for more, we ask
we ask for more
always for more, we ask
we ask for more

holiest day
break our nightmares in two
holiest day
shape our nightmares into threes
holiest day
take our nightmares before we wake

we ask, we ask

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from Ghost of a Gardener, released February 18, 2014
Rache Ries: vocals, electric guitar, mellotron, piano, glockenspiel
Ari Bolles: upright bass, vocals
Evan Bivins: drums
Kristin Slipp: vocals
Alisa Rose: violin
Jess Ivry: cello

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Rachel Ries Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rachel Ries, hailing from the prairies of middle America, crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked-hearted. With an electric guitar and piano; a clear voice and steady hand; she deftly pulls listeners in with disarming candor and holds them there with smart and tender poetry. ... more

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