This is the Great Frost

from by Walking in Sunlight

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This song was inspired by a passage in the novel Joy of Man's Desiring by Jean Giono.

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the cold it came so quietly
like a breathing breath from me
the wind from the north crept under the door
disturbing my family
the cold it came so quietly

it swept the sky and scoured the air
and polished the night as bright as a bell
and tied up the sap in the crackling bark
of the trees like a spell
the ash and the maple and the walnut as well

it put its bitter fingers down
down into the living ground
and turned them the way you'd turn a key
in a lock that you found
locked the life up in the ground

we pull ourselves together
and the joke's on the cold
as we find out
that we remember
the way our bodies
can lock together
and keep us warm
and warm forever

now the joke is on the cold

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from FADES, released June 29, 2018
Bass: James Finch, Jr.

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Walking in Sunlight San Francisco, California

Walking in Sunlight is an easy going band from San Francisco.

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