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Topography
It’s become a part of the landscape
It’s become a topography
It’s become a part of the way
That I think about the land and sea

It’s become a pile of emotion
Mile high of human debris
It’s become a part of the way
That I think of you thinking of me

And don’t run away from it
And don’t shy away from it
Emotion it is a gift
Our bodies were built for it

But you broke off a piece and floated downstream
Broke off a piece and floated away
Broke off a piece and floated downstream
A piece of the iceberg lost in the sea

And so we chip away at the stories
Leave ‘em out to soak up the rain
Let ‘em dry in the sun to become
Solidified again

And they become a part of the landscape
They become a topography
They become the mountains we climb
That erode then slowly into sea

And don’t run away from it
Erosion it is a gift
The earth it was built for it
These scars that pass over it

But you broke off a piece and floated downstream
Broke off a piece and floated away
Broke off a piece and floated downstream
And now there is an empty hole…

And don’t run away from me
And don’t shy away from me
You are my topography
The earth it is you and me

But where do the pieces go when they flow downstream
And do dreams help make them whole
And how can I retrieve all the pieces that broke
Cuz now there is an empty hole in the water
And now there is an empty hole in the mountain
And now there is an empty hole in my soul
But I don’t really notice it anymore…

…see what you can do with it…

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from The Earth Was Built For It, released May 14, 2015

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Sarah Pearson Kitchener, Ontario

Songwriter, rebel-choirgirl, and music therapist based in Kitchener, ON.

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