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lyrics

time - I've forgiven you, time
you were salt in my hand
so I threw you over my left shoulder

you landed, you landed on good soil
a few plants they died
but the heartier ones they survived

time - I’ve forgiven you, time
no I won't speak ill
when you're dead in the ground and I'm alive

see I, what I've got to show
is a home and a husband
and a cat who we can't hold

still all I want is my mother
all I want is my mother

oh these holy waters
oh this hallow time
oh this fallen empire
is only in my mind

so I - I won't give you anymore time
coz the next the thing I know
I'll be dead to the fact that I'm alive

so you - you can look me in the eye
and you see that I've won
this time, this time, this time

so all I ask is for my mother
to know that she is good
you know I’d give it to her if I was able
but I was born with the same hollow

all I want is my mother
to know that she is good
all I want is my mother

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from Ghost of a Gardener, released February 18, 2014
Rachel Ries: piano, vocals
David Vandervelde: acoustic guitar, MS-20, percussion
Ari Bolles: upright bass, vocals
Evan Bivins: drums, percussion
Cole Kamen-Green: trumpet
Alec Spiegelman: bass clarinet
Alisa Rose: violin
Dina Maccabee: viola
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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