Understanding

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softly i open the window
and slide my legs out over the sill
now free until daylight tomorrow
i finally can exhale
i'll awake from the world's expectations
those vines that twist round and choke out my sight
and escape from the day's complications
that swelter and burn til night
for as the streets give up their heat
into waiting boughs of trees
i can climb my way up to the rooftop
where nobody sees
how i'll float up high and free
feel the stars under my feet
and i'll fly away on moonlit wings while the world beneath me sleeps

i close the back door behind me
and step out into the evening air
the peace that so seldom can find me
calls softly from way out there
i creep through each day barely noticed
not quite a fit wherever i am
i can't seem to follow the signposts
the world seems to understand
but as the streets give up their heat
into waiting boughs of trees
i can climb my way up to the rooftop
where nobody sees
how i'll float up high and free
feel the stars under my feet
and i'll fly away on moonlit wings while the world beneath me sleeps

but there by the light of the moon
i can see someone's face
and the air from the street
whips us up into space
not alone for we shine
in the eyes of a friend
o we'll steal far away and
(dual vocal) we can / no more will i

awake from the world's expectations
those vines that twist round and choke out our sight
and escape from the day's complications
that swelter and burn til night
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creep through each day barely noticed
not quite a fit wherever i am
i can't seem to follow the signposts
the world seems to understand

for as the streets give up their heat
into waiting boughs of trees
we can climb our way up to the rooftop
where nobody sees
how the sky bursts at its seams
when you're here right next to me
and we'll fly away on moonlit wings while the world beneath us sleeps

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from Silent Evening Scenes, released July 7, 2014

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Summerglen, the world's only trombone and marimba duo, creates meditative original music that celebrates the beauty of stillness and explores the
hidden depths of life's smallest experiences.

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