Leaning into the Afternoons

An old collaboration…

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Another relic, this one’s a collaboration with a wonderful singer-songwriter, Jan Krist, back in 1992. Recorded in Brentwood. Lyrics (below), bass, and backing vocals are me.

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“Shine” – Jan Krist, 1992

She buries the problems but they grow and bloom again.
“No one need see them,” she will deftly pretend.
Playing her high-cards, best foot forward every time.
For who will love her if…she does not shine?

Hopelessness stalks her but she will not give in.
She will reason fear away again.
A full and leaky vessel, she hides the cracks behind.
For who will love her if…she does not shine?

Who will love her?
(Shining)
Who will love her?
(Shining)
Who will love her if…
She does not shine?

She tries to pull herself from difficult requests.
Works to be satisfied with just doing her best.
‘Til someone doubts her courage, and she struggles with resign.
For who will love her if…she does not shine?

Who will love her?
(Shining)
Who will love her?
(Shining)
Who will love her if…
She does not shine?

She tries to pull herself from rejection’s debris,
But the more she pulls the less she seems to be free.
When did this all begin? Was there one point in time?
For who will love her if…she does not shine?

Who will love her?
(Shining)
Who will love her?
(Shining)
Who will love her if…
She does not shine?

Who will love her?
(Shining, shining)
Who will love her?
Oh, who will love her if…
She does not shine?