Winding Road

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WINDING ROAD (for a, always)

oh the roads we are tasked to travel / sometimes wide enough for waltzing in the street / only to turn and narrow so only one may pass / leaving the other somewhere behind

and so it was for you and i after a time we were not side by side / always a different view, not seeing eye to eye / we could have kept on, alone together for quite some time / if i had not heard a call from deep within / to take the road winding through the wood / and to leave you to your own winding road

telling me clear as the prairie night – i must change my course / telling me loud as a thunderstorm – this is not my home / telling me now is the time – don’t delay my lady, love / oh the path was ours and now this path is yours

well now you and i are miles apart but i can feel you near / somehow a string was tied tenderly between / and never a moment of wondering passes / if you and i have fared far better for having walked together

so when the voice is clear you must heed it / when the path is clear you must take it / come what may, you’re on your way / you must be brave, you must be brave / you must be / you must / and that is all


from Cardinal – The Rouen EP, released March 4, 2016
Songs & Sounds by Rachel
Recorded by Jeremy Messersmith
Mixed by Andy Thompson
Mastered by Greg Reierson




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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