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Place to Be

by Laura Boswell

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Nick Kavanagh
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Nick Kavanagh Only just discovered Laura's music and what a find! She is an amazingly talented musician and if you haven't already listened to this and her previous albums, please do!
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Loss 04:45
I am far away from those I love but my heart swells with all your light. Oh, the loss of life. I can feel your heart beat again and every single word you have said. I love you, how your music fills the room. I love you, and I will always play for you. When I was young I could not know someone. When I was young I could not know. I'm so glad to have known you. Won't you take me into your arms tonight? I need someone to hold onto me tightly. Won't you hold me close so we can feel this together? Oh won't you hold me close so we can feel this together? Nothing is ever gone, no one has ever left.
I cannot find the words, they've left me along with this world... and I'm sorry that I left without you, I just don't what to think about you now... and it hurts, lord it hurts. All this hurry, hurry, hurry all of our time, and all this worry, worry, worry, it can last a lifetime. Does it take us away from the source? I think it must rip us away from all that we could have... How we could be happy living slowly and loving softly. I am waist-deep in a new river, where it takes me the air is thinner. There's fire on the ground, I need to find cover. Well there's fire all around and all I can think of is a lover... how we could have been happy living slowly and loving softly. Idaho to Montana. Where I go, I go alone now... and the canyons open up and every change is so abrupt, but I watch the landscape change with ease... Oh I watch the plains as they breathe. I'll take them with me, listen closely, and always love softly.
Place to Be 03:11
When I was young, younger than before I never saw the truth hanging from the door Now I'm older, I see it face-to-face. Now I'm older, got to get up and clean the place. I was green, greener than the hill Where flowers grew and the sun shone still But now I'm darker than the deepest sea Just hand me down, give me a place to be. I was strong, strong in the sun. Thought I'd see when day was done. But now I'm weaker than the palest blue, oh so weak in this need for you.


released October 17, 2020

Recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Daniel Shearin in Asheville, North Carolina.

Mastered by MG O'Shea.

Laura Boswell: Guitar and vocals.

Daniel Shearin: Literally everything else :-) -- percussion, harmonium, bass, piano, high-strung guitar...

"Loss" and "Idaho to Montana (Loving Softly)" written by Laura Boswell.
"Place to Be" written by Nick Drake.

Copyright 2021 Laura Boswell


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Laura Boswell Asheville, North Carolina

Laura exhibits a poetic and technical depth that has garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, and Norah Jones. She writes intimate folk music and draws upon her training in classical guitar and piano when crafting her own intricate style of songwriting. Laura views music as a bridge to human connection and vulnerability, as well as a powerful tool for fostering community. ... more

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