By and By

from Snips and Snails by Leslie Hudson

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written March 28 2008

Reflections from 2020:

Some relationships feel like they've followed you into this life, and that you'll follow them into the next. Identifying what incarnation they are in the moment is the hardest part, no matter how familiar they feel. You try one on and see if it fits and adjust as needed if you're lucky. Walk together, walk apart, and see where you meet again.

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We started in the spring
When we were both metamorphosing
You listened to me sing
You became the sun to my raining

And as went walking out under the sky
We’d spent our childhoods learning to fly
Restlessly searching and not knowing why
But we found each other by and by

We feel the summer breeze
And we are both climbing our own trees
And traveling the seas
Ensuring this cup never empties

And as we go walking out under the sky
We spent our childhoods learning to fly
Restlessly searching and not knowing why
But we found each other by and by

When the leaves begin to turn
And our skins are weathered and sunburned
We’ll measure what we’ve learned
Share the memories that each of us has earned

And as we go walking out under the sky
We spent our childhoods learning to fly
Restlessly searching and not knowing why
But we found each other by and by

And when the winter breaks
We’ll both come to peace with our heart aches
And covered in snowflakes
We’ll fall into sleep as the earth takes us home

And as we go walking out into the sky
We’ll spend our childhoods learning to fly
Restlessly searching and not knowing why
But we’ll find each other by and by

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from Snips and Snails, released March 15, 2010

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Leslie Hudson Stratford, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is a Canadian singer songwriter and pianist. Her albums range from storytelling styles to bluesy bar rock to dialed-up, full-band homages to pop culture. With lyrical piano skills and a voice that cuts through the crowd, her songs dive deep into archetype and folklore, modernizing ancient voices as she shines a spotlight on the shadowy paths we walk through life, myth and media. ... more

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