Old Woman

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lyrics

Not a mother, Not a daughter
Not a sister, Not a nun
Old woman, hold on
You’ve been traveling a long long time
Just to hear somebody talking to someone
Old woman, hold on

Under the water, there is a road
And on this road you will meet
All of the great philosophers
Who ever did drown before me

And they used to speak of a golden gate
and worry that a man might lock it
Old woman hold on
Do you hear my voice,
Do you see my face,
Am I just another man who’s talking?
Old woman hold on

Don’t let a troubled ghost
Play with your darkest hour
You’re loved more than most
Who’ve traveled half as far
Beloved by this coast
Betrothed to some strange wave
You’re loved more than most
Whose hearts were twice as brave

Under the water, there is a light
And by this light you will see
All of the great seekers
Who ever did long to know me

And they used to speak of a golden thread, And tell a body hold on to it
Old woman hold on
There ain’t no use in talkin’ to the dead
Cuz they don’t wanna tell their secrets
Old woman hold on

And I will hold you when you go

credits

from The Rabbit, released August 23, 2011
Rose Polenzani: Piano, Vocals
Kristin Andreassen: Vocals
Elana Arian: Vocals
Billy Beard: Drums
Dinty Child: Casio
Laura Cortese: Vocals
Rose Cousins: Vocals
Jim Fitting: Harmonica
Dave Godowsky: Glockenspiel
Zack Hickman: Upright Bass

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