Blue Skies

by Joan Shelley

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Blue skies Blue skies wrapped around me Green grass Green grass all that I see We're taking time Live life as it will be Under blue skies Denied Denied all that I am Gave up Gave up most of my plans For any dime Oh what a big lie! But the blue skies Set me right again Breaking Breaking right before me Mother Mother come help us please We're losing time Burning through all the light That the blue skies Blues skies need Lay in Lay in my arms a while Stay in Stay inside a while And take your time Thankful one thing is free The sweet air That the blue skies That the blue skies bring
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While this rock's still turning While our star still shines Hear the crickets calling To the hawks in flight Over hills and valleys Between rock and sky Sound a thousand colors In this narrow light Like the fading flowers On a climbing vine Only precious hours To be you and I Over hills and valleys Between rock and sky Hear the child arriving Heaving heart's first cry So sing joy and sorrow In this fold of time Like there's no tomorrow Raise your glasses high Over hills and valleys Between rock and sky To the ones that made us, and the ones for whom we'll die

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released March 20, 2020

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Joan Shelley Louisville, Kentucky

Joan Shelley is a songwriter and singer from Louisville, KY. Often joined by guitarist Nathan Salsburg, she has shared shows with the likes of Jake Xerxes Fussell, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Daniel Martin Moore, the Other Years, & Michael Hurley.

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