My Mother's Spirit Speaks To Me

by Don Paul & Rivers of Dreams

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Marigny Recording Studio, New Orleans, Rick G. Nelson engineer.
Produced by Don Paul. Mixed by Don and Rick. Mastered by Don.
Copyright 2015 and 2016, Don Paul and Out of the Fog Lyrics, BMI.


My mother's spirit speaks to me,
Whispering of eternity.

Framed birds of Asia,
Cherry blossoms,
Snows of Manitoba
Blowing into New Orleans' Mississippi,
Valley of the Rogue and Shakespeare's nights too,
Cock of a hip to Basie's beats,
Twinkling smile both you and old,
Twists from the Black, fears of the Brown--
Oh, my mother,
Ashes now five years ago thrown,
You tell like Dust nothing is past.
Light through Sky. Light through Earth.
How good--how good--how good
You're here--you're here--you're here
With my new Haitian wife.

My mother's spirit speaks to me,
Whispering of eternity.


released April 4, 2016
Don Paul, lyrics, melody, vocal
Mario Abney, trumpet
Zack Knewstud, pinao
Kaliq Woods, clarinet



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