Chanticleer, Certain Hope

from by Catherine Prewitt

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lyrics

Wish that I could take your flowers in so I could feel their bloom
In the moments when the winter wins and all around is gloom
But buds spring forth! The promises, so vivid midst the gray,
with whispers "Sweet girl hold on hope!” while darkness turns to day.

Chanticleer, I will draw near and settle in your patches
Here I need reminding of the glory from the ashes

The gardener works the afternoon, a whistle on his lips
A quiet smile beneath his beard, power in his fingertips
To nurture life and loveliness in the tender toil of pruning
And secrets to young poets who are desperate for its meaning.

Chanticleer, I will draw near and settle in your patches
Here I need reminding of the glory from the ashes

It started in a garden and it ends up in the city
Where beauty will be piled high and the streets won't glare so gritty
And everything He once deemed "Good" will be cultivated better
And everything once broken will be puzzled back together
What was will be restored as if it never had gone rotten
And what can be will be ours and what is will be forgotten

Chanticleer, I will draw near and settle in your patches
Here I need reminding of the glory from the ashes
Where what was will be restored as if it never had gone rotten
what can be will be ours and what is will be forgotten

credits

from Chanticleer, Certain Hope EP, track released July 5, 2012
Produced by Catherine Prewitt & Daniel Smith
Familyre Studio, April 2012

Bethany Brooks | accordion
Catherine Prewitt | vocals, acoustic guitar
Eric Seligman | trumpet
James Preston | bass
Sarah Seligman | piano

© 2012 Catherine Prewitt

Mastered by TW Walsh

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Catherine Prewitt Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catherine Prewitt is a Philadelphia-based folk singer and songwriter. Her background in poetry informs the delicate and precise language of every line, while her gentle voice encircles listeners like a hug. Her songs sing loudest at house shows and small listening rooms, or outdoors while the golden hour ushers in a summer night. ... more

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