In The Quiet

from by Joanna Chapman-Smith

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I’m a snowflake falling on a desert floor
I close my heart up to yours
And fix it to be free
The mind and the body can be
Bitter enemies
Do you know what I mean?
I ride the wind and I scream
From the pleasure and with pain
I lose my voice again and again and again

I lost my voice around the time I lost you
And cried for joy or sorrow into a glass or two
(sigh)
Some things take shape in the negative space
Opposition, resistance, control
Struggling to let it all go
Happy ends means letting you go
Go Go Go Go

Silence holds a circle round
I have been too proud
I listen to my heart in the quiet now
It whispers what it will not allow
I ride the wind and I scream
From the pleasure and with pain
Some things I learn again and again and again

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from Contraries, released January 30, 2009

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Joanna Chapman-Smith Toronto, Ontario

"Uniquely talented... She’s got the whole package" - The Toronto Star [CAN]

“Chapman-Smith... rises above the herd of folkie singer-songwriters, her musical self-portrait painted with an unusually large palette of moods and colours.” - The Georgia Straight [CAN]

“Exceptional… a creative and skilled vocalist.” - NPR [USA]

“The slinky-voiced Canadian" - Q Magazine [UK]
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