Sweep You Out

from Hemlock Honey and Crows by Leslie Hudson

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We've all had toxic individuals in our lives. Some of us have escaped them, some of us may be in the process. Some of us may not even realize yet that we have knit ourselves (our art, our business, our heart, our trust) to a villain dressed in hero's clothes. I've been there, too, but not anymore.

I am a song witch and this is a banishing song. It's a spell you can sing to help you break free of whatever it is in your life that's still energetically clinging to you. Even if it takes a long, long time, you're worth it. Here's a boost to GET IT GONE!

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You didn’t think I meant it when I said I’d chuck you out
You thought you could prevent it and you tried to wait me out
But I’ve got nails in these 4 corners and I’ve got gumption in my spine
When you step across my threshold
You ain’t coming back inside

You are gone, gone, gone from this room
Gone, gone, gone
I will sweep you out with my broom
Sweep you out

You’re hoping I’ll forget it - all the shit you threw at me
You predict that I’ll forgive it
Tied yourself up to that tree
But I’m not coming out to save you when the storm begins to growl
They’re your knots so you untie them ‘cause the weather’s turning foul

And you are gone, gone, gone from this room
Gone, gone, gone
I will sweep you out with my broom
Sweep you out

The fire’s all a-crackle and my house is toasty warm
I have practically forgotten that you’re out there in this storm
But it’s a storm of your devising that I’ve weathered long enough
When I look out of my window I can see the sun come up

Now that you’re gone, gone, gone from this room
Gone, gone, gone
I will sweep you out with my broom
Sweep you out

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from Hemlock Honey and Crows, released October 29, 2021
Leslie Hudson: vocals
Alexander James Adams: electric fiddle

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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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