Shadowing

from by Leslie Hudson

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Call it crowing when I am calling for help
When I am shouting from the rooftops
To look out below
For the falling debris from the top shelf

Is it showing beneath the hem of my skirt
Where I have tucked in my white feathers
And stopped up the flow
With the messages scrawled on my t-shirts

I'm all-knowing until I look in the mirror
And see the surface of the body
I cannot outgrow
Through the eyes of a blasphemous seer

I can see I'm
Shadowing
Everything
Shadowing
A raven's wing

Disbelieving that I deserve to be heard
Above the murmurs of the masses
And loathe to receive admiration
When I'm not a songbird

I'm deceiving every casual romance
'Cause I know how to work a black dress
The right way to breathe
On my toes in my heels for the last dance

(I deceive, I deceive)

Incompleting the very passes I'm thrown
Afraid of showing that I've got talons
And blood on my beak
As I sharpen it here on your whetstone

I can see I'm
Shadowing
Everything
Shadowing
A raven's wing

When the wind blows
I let it carry me
My raucous laugh can be infectious
I know others have been here before me
But I am here now
And this is precious

I've been learning how to sail with the tide
To measure monuments and mountains
The way to discern domination
From fear and a fool's pride

I can see I'm
Shadowing
Everything
Shadowing
A raven's wing

I am yearning for the moment I break
And I embrace disintegration
'Cause then I will earn that one moment of loss
For its own sake
And reawaken

credits

from Into The Mirror, released June 27, 2015
Music by John Argentiero
Melody & lyrics by Leslie Hudson
Produced by Charlie Jacklin at Kerr Village Productions, Oakville, ON

Musicians:
Leslie Hudson - vocals, piano
Dave Toms - drums
John Argentiero - acoustic guitar
James MacKay - analog synth
Jack MacLean - bass
David Clarence MacLean - violin
Danielle Donville - backing vocals
Megan Boni - backing vocals

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Leslie Hudson Burlington, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is an independent musician, based in the Toronto area of Ontario, Canada.

A unique blend of styles and influences, she can beat the piano into submission or lull it to sleep, depending on her mood.

Armed with a powerhouse voice and more than 25 years of songwriting, she performs solo and with her various bands.

Visit lesliehudson.com for music, bookings and more info.
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