The Humbling Stone

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SHE WOULD WAKE UP EVERY MORNING AND RUN TO SEE HIS WORK,
FILL HER IMAGINATION FOR THE WONDERS OF THE EARTH,
SHE KNEW THE WORLD WAS OUT THERE AND THAT THE TIME WOULD COME TO LEAVE,
BUT FOR NOW SHE WOULD LEAVE HERE AND THE STONES WOULD ALWAYS BE.

THE STONES WOULD SOMETIMES EMPTY AS PEOPLE WOULD WALK THROUGH,
AND SHE'D MAKE WISHES FOR THE NEXT DAY AND HOPE THAT THEY'D COME TRUE,
THEY'D ALWAYS BE A PICTURE OF THINGS SHE NEVER KNEW,
OR THEY'D TELL HER 'LOVE IS EASY' AND SHE HOPED THAT THAT WAS TRUE.

BUT THERE WAS ONE STONE THAT KEPT HER TALES AT BAY,
ALWAYS MADE HER THINK TWICE ABOUT WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY,
IF SHE'D RIDDEN TWENTY HORSES ACROSS THE RAGING SEA,
THEY HUMBLING STONE WOULD TAKE IT DOWN TO THREE.

THE STONES WOULD HOLD THEIR MAGIC, THE YEARS OF LIFE THEY'D LED,
TAKEN FROM THE SHORE, WHERE NO MAN COULD TREAD,
IT COULD BE NO EMPTY JOURNEY FROM THE WATER TO THE LAND,
FROM THE ROCKY SHORES OF CORNWALL INTO THE ARTIST'S HAND,

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SO IMAGINE TWENTY YEARS HAD PASSED OF MYSTERY,
SHE'S BUILT UP QUITE A COLLECTION THOUGH THE HUMBLING STONE TOOK PRIDE,
AMONG THE MANY IMAGES SHE HAD FORMED IN HER OWN MIND,
OF THIS SELFLESS, HELPLESS MAN WHO WHO'D GIVE EVERYTHING HE COULD.

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WHILE SPEAKING TO THE TOWNSMEN AND TELLING THEM OF HIM,
THEY POINTED TO THE CORNER, A MAN SO COMOTOSED WITH GIN,
THEY SAID THERE LIES YOUR ANGEL AND YOU'LL GET NO SENSE OUT OF HIM,

SO SHE WENT TO TELL THE TOWNSMEN THAT ALL BECAUSE OF HIM,
SHE'S LIVED TOO MODEST LIFE AND PLAYED HER TALES DOWN,
SHE HAD TWENTY YEARS OF STORIES LEFT TO TELL THE WORLD,
INCLUDING RIDING TWENTY HORSES AS THE RAGING CURRENTS TURN.

BUT THERE WAS ONE STONE THAT KEPT HER TALES AT BAY,
A GRATITUDE SHE FELT EACH AND EVERY DAY,
BUT THE LOYALTY WAS NO MORE AS SHE HAD BECOME AWARE,
THAT THE HUMBLING MAN WOULD NEVER HEAR THE TALES SHE'D SHARE.

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from Diary of a Decade, released May 10, 2019

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Split Arrow are Richard Norris (vocals, guitar, piano) and Tekin Mustafa (vocals, guitar, saz). Their eclectic musical influences are combined to produce their personal take on folk music.

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