Small Things

from by Joanna Burns

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First recorded for "Music From & Inspired By" EP in 2008. RE-recorded for "The Green Year" in 2011.
Based on the book "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold.

lyrics

I've turned around all the things I've known
And I guess that's okay
Sand seeps through and in this span, I've grown
I'm living in today
Tonight, a new chapter opened
Down in the alley, I fell
Cold negated by word spoken
And its pages still tell

That it hurts to be deaf when you've always known sound
And it hurts to be blind when you've seen what surrounds
And the curtain falls quickly and covers our town
Cause we all miss the small things when they're not around
When they're not around

A first kiss, a love note
A hand never held
High above the soapbox, his cinnamon smelled
You know you'll never leave
Cause Ruthie touched your hand
And still, my heart hurts
Cause they'll never understand

That it hurts to be deaf when you've always known sound
And it hurts to be blind when you've seen what surrounds
And the curtain falls quickly and covers our town
Cause we all miss the small things when they're not around
When they're not around

That it hurts to be deaf when you've always known sound
And it hurts to be blind when you've seen what surrounds
And the curtain falls quickly and covers our town
Cause we all miss the small things when they're not around
When they're not around

credits

from The Green Year, track released May 1, 2011
Written, produced, and arranged by Joanna Burns
Mixed and mastered by Dan Romer

Piano, vocals - Joanna Burns
Drums - Pete Abazia
Bass - Chris Wells
Cello - Ardith Collins
Violins - Nicole Scorsone
E-bow - Matt Burns

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