Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shasta County Tiny Desk Duet

NPR music invited artists to submit videos of their original tunes for their Tiny Desk Concert Contest. The winners will be invited to the studio for a performance on All Songs Considered.

We entered our new duet, From Here, a ballad about holding tight to love, even when holding tight is not the easiest choice.  We huddled on my not-so-tiny studio desk and did our best.

We are looking forward to performing this tune and others next Friday at Redding City Hall for the annual city-wide Cultural Cruise. Lyrics below.

From Here 

words and music  (c) Erin Friedman

Every year it seems
You need more room to breathe
But I can only get so far away
For better or for worse I said
Lock the door, go to bed
Pray when there is nothin’ left
To say

     Are you walking ?                 
     Are you running?                 
Wishing wings to fly you
From Here?                                 
What I’m seeing
What I’m sayin’
Looks like something worth saving
From Here

I breathe in and out
Whisper when I’d like to shout
You’re the innocent bystander of the year
If I can be forgiven
If you’ll lean in and listen,
Admit there’s something missing
From Here

From Here it looks like love
Is still holding on
Forever is worth fighting for
Together we’re Still Strong

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