What Will We Leave Behind

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Hammet
Hammet

Story

This is a track from "Stop.Watch," my not-yet-released recording. It's a set of seven songs that journey through time and connection. Legacy and loss. The hard face of hope.

This recording is a community of sound: so many great local musicians contributing to the central questions, using their remarkable talents--on fiddle, drums, bass, vocals, percussion--to lift the insistent legacy inquiry into a place of gentle demand.

Besides my lead vocal, you're hearing the voices of PRISCA, Cindy Diamond, and Ann Duckworth. That's Ben Holst on bass and several of the guitars--I think I've got two and he's got three. And three bass tracks. Moira Nelligan on fiddle. I got acquainted with her playing by way of a hurricane. True story. And Vic Stafford on all things percussive. Beautiful sounds.

 

Lyrics

What Will We Leave Behind
 c2017


give me a home. give me a home
give me a place to be in family and company
where I can be known. give me that home.

give me a sky. give me a sky.
give me the air to breathe and stars to see
moon that rises high. give me that sky.


and when the time rolls on and when we are gone
what will we leave behind?


Give me a world give me a world
Give me that shining ball a place we all can be
Give me that World


and when the time rolls on and when we are gone
what will we leave behind?

what will we leave behind?
what will we leave behind?
what will we leave behind?
what will we leave behind?
what will we leave behind?
what will we leave behind?

will we have been blind? will we have been kind?

and when the time rolls on and when we are gone

what will we leave behind? what will we leave behind?

will we have been blind? will we have been kind?

what will we leave behind? what will we leave behind?