For day 1 of my 30 days of songs, here is a nicer re-recording of Debt, a song I love. Harmony by my cousin Hannah B.

Music, lyrics, & recording by Erin Brown
Performed by Erin Brown and Hannah B

My hands are too soft to build you anything that’s not made out of sand
So I built you a palace by the ocean
And made you sultan
Follow me to the willow tree
To the one where the boughs bend low
Where they touch the ground, where the ground is bare, where the trunk is hollow
Where the boughs bend low in sorrow, come follow.

We are barely breathing breath
We are finally alone at last
I am in debt
Love hasn’t let me down yet

She said, “It was a long time coming”
I bet she doesn’t believe that
But I can only trust my demons
They are my most consistent feelings

Beneath the trees
Your heart beating against mine
The birds and bees are making shadows and keeping time
We believe in something we cannot see with our eyes
But we’re gonna make it shine

Will you follow me down this rabbit hole?
Even if the rabbit knows no time?
What if I shrink so low I cannot call out
Or you cannot hear my voice because you grow to such a height

Beneath these boughs we’re made anew
Because we’re bound to wake up soon
And I knew it was all dream but it doesn’t seem to bother you

Beneath these boughs I waver
You catch your breath
And I am in debt
Love hasn’t let me down yet

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Erin Brown

Enthusiast, songwriter, developer, caffeinator. Co-host of Way Too Broad podcast. Living and loving in Durham. Really gay. She/her.

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