Things I need to tell myself so my hands stop shaking

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I don't know where I'm wondering from or wandering to,
but i know my shoes are tied and i can't stop listening to the blues.
My heart’s been broke twice too many times for just one year
if i weren't just so tired I'd bury my nostalgia with my fears.

I'll pack up my pride and drive away from here
I'll drive until your music can't reach my ears
I'll drive till the sunrises on a new year

Growing up and growing old are two of the saddest stories told,
At least for me it meant learning how to have someone you just can't hold
So I'll build dreams in my mind where I was never a fool.
I'll drive to the ending and back if it's an adventure that let's me forget you

Get your heart real broke, art becomes a life line not just a joke
If you planted your roots deep, cut them free and find your feet
Don’t stop running till you hit the sun, breathe real deep your life’s just begun
Wander far and wander tall, the great thing about hearts is they’ll take you anywhere at all

As a child, I'd give away my happiness to soothe another’s pain,
Well I grew the hell up and I realized that's insane,
You'll meet friends and you'll meet fools, there's only one difference between the two.
One will love, and the other will take advantage of you

So drive, quickly and drive far because friends are always there
And the sooner you grow up, the sooner you start to truly care.
Your heart's broke-- it just means that life ain't fair
You aren't broke, you aren't stuck-- you're just ready to go and you don't know where.

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from What Mountain, released August 14, 2015
Ukulele and vocals: Kirsten Bruce
Piano arrangement and performance: Gabriel Soligo

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Luella and the Ladybug Halifax, Nova Scotia

Kirsten Luella Bruce is from worst-case Ontario and making her home in Halifax. She writes songs and poetry of her heart.

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