Self Made Orphan

from by Beverly Ward

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how sweet
to have a song of old
as the song of your youth

to know a whispered folk tune
as your own soft lullabye

oh, I would claim it
heart and soul
I'd claim it for my own

and with it
the sweet memory
of a childhood never known

how the tastes
and smells that form us
thread so thinly through my past

how my tastes
pose lingering questions
that I'd rather not have asked

a self made orphan
nose pressed
to the smeary glass of time

hungry for nostalgia
even when
it isn't mine

oh, I will
walk this line, I'll walk it
day by day year after year

I wil walk
the line between my
heedless joy and needless fear

I will tread
the windy path that has
led me to this place

somewhere between disaster
and a tender
state of grace


from Bev's Noble House of Pancake, released February 14, 2016
Bev Ward - vocals, arrangement
Brian Ascenzo - recording engineer
Mastered by Dale Becker at Becker Mastering assisted by Mandy Adams



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