reveals the optimism that eternally survives beyond trauma and loss


This wishful heart
with so much unspoken
Longs to be seen and heard
as not broken

And this wishful heart
waits for the moment
For judgment to fade
so the doors can all open

We conquer our fears
rise to face each new day
Make a language to say
we’re still here and okay
We smile through the tears
with a hope everlasting
Gather strength to accept
what fate chose - without asking

And this wishful heart
keeps time to remind me
I am doing my part
bearing this wishful heart.


from Giveaway - 5 song EP, released February 7, 2009
Cheryl L'Hirondelle - vocals
David Travers-Smith - trumpet, horns and horn arrangement
Jean Martin - drums
Produced by Gregory Hoskins
recorded January 2009 at Found Sound (David Traver-Smith, engineer) and at The Farm (Jean Martin, engineer)



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