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Dust and magic

by Anna Tivel

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A rare "love song" from Anna Tivel. Dust & Magic is a song about loving someone, learning their colors, their depths. It's about trying to see someone honestly, even when they're hard to see. It's about knowing and hoping the person you love can find their way back from a darker place, believing in the raw power of their beautiful spirit.


released February 9, 2018


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Anna Tivel Portland, Oregon

Anna Tivel's wide-eyed celestial folk songs belong in a similar
ballpark with Anais Mitchell, Gregory Alan Isakov and Laura
Veirs, where gentle picking plucks among occasionally
unconventional sounds and a gorgeous voice tells stories of
life in a world of natural wonders. The resulting music is
incredibly honest, lyric-driven, and deeply affecting.
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Track Name: Dust and Magic
I’ve been loving you for awhile now, turned your colors in the light
Amber glass beside the ocean, the sand that lightning strikes
And I watch you by the water, throw your voice into the wind
But ain’t no comfort in an echo, that don’t come back again

And babe I’ve been a lot of things, a hero and a fool
But none of them compare to being someone next to you

And your eyes are tired and hungry, waiting on a sunny day
Looking out the cloudy window, at the never ending rain
But i’ve seen you light on fire, and I know you will again
It’s just the way your heart is wired, just the way you’ve always been

And babe I’ve been a lot of things, I’m proud of just a few
But none of them compare to being someone next to you

This house is rust and wreckage, holding on by just a hope
But I believe in dust and magic, and every word you ever wrote
All the reasons that you wake up, all the reasons that you dream
All the beautiful conditions of a man up in flame

And babe i’ve been a lot of things, and most of them were true
But none of them compare to being someone next to you

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