Helen asked for songs about new beginnings. I’m not sure why, but there is something about this song that makes me think of shedding the old, and wrapping yourself in the new. Perhaps it’s certain lines, or just the way I feel when I listen. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a version with Emily and Red Clay Halo performing the song. But here it is from the album Almanac, 2011.

 

 

Emily Barker and Red Clay Halo

Reckless
Water drips and sings softly in coves where grief and love combine
caches full of untold fables fall over unknowing minds
I’ll find my breath in the coastal air please slow down and I’ll meet you there
we can love and mourn at the same time
we can love and mourn at the same time?
On the steps of a new door with the past still flying open
all the winds tumble around me from the north and from the south
but no rules do I follow, to deny will land in sorrow
does this story have no start nor end?
does this story have no start nor end?
Chorus:
There’s a reason to be reckless when a new hope hits the shore
I’ve been drinking all those questions I don’t wanna ask no more
For every whole that broke and every height that fell before
I’ll risk it all again for the giddy sake of more, the giddy sake of more, the giddy sake of more
To leave behind that day in folds, I’ll follow with my eyes closed
fingers crossed in an hour of loss, pray bust this heart wide open
for nailed upon my memory hang moments slow to set me free
but where we go know goodness we’ll find
where we go know goodness we’ll find
Chorus:

lyrics from Emily Barker Band Camp

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