Follow the Wind

from Snips and Snails by Leslie Hudson

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written August 19 2008

Reflections from 2020:

I only knew my uncle John for the first 13 mos of my life. At the age of 20 he died in a crash during a flight lesson and no one was prepared for it. Looking back at those early years of my life I had no way of understanding the impact that had on everyone I loved, to have lost a brother, a son, a best friend. Mom once said to me when I asked what made the jet streams, "That's your uncle John writing chalk lines across the sky."

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Safe in a dream with my blanket around me
Smiled when he told me goodbye
Woke with a scream and a terror surrounds me
I saw a bird falling out of the sky

singing
Follow the wind
Up as she rises
Into the storm
Lightning she flashes
Birds in the sky fly
Closer to starlight
Ride the white wave
In the moonlight she splashes

Safe in a memory I cherish and hide him
Wanting to see with my eyes
Part of my family beyond the horizon
He’s drawing lines on the roof of the skies

singing
Follow the wind
Up as she rises
Into the storm
Lightning she flashes
Birds in the sky fly
Closer to starlight
Ride the white wave
In the moonlight she splashes

Safe in a circle of love and compassion
My heart can finally bleed
As I encircle with will and with passion
All that I long for and all that I need

singing
Follow the wind
Up as she rises
Into the storm
Lightning she flashes
Birds in the sky fly
Closer to starlight
Ride the white wave
In the moonlight she splashes

Come follow the wind
Up as she rises
Into the storm
Lightning she flashes
Birds in the sky fly
Closer to starlight
Ride the white wave
In the moonlight she splashes

And you and me
Will be, will be

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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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