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Glimmer tiny light, your filament is hanging on,
As you decorate the sky, and yet I wonder for how long
Will you survive? before it's time to move on
And sing a new song...

Glimmer tiny light, you're just a cog within a wheel
As you shine into the night, in color palettes far beyond the wheel
Of life, please say I'll have the strength to heal.

Will I know the glow is ending,
Or will I get caught pretending
Holding on was not a waste of time?

Glimmer shooting star, a spectacle that stops us cold,
As you streak across the sky, in awe we watch your path unfold,
To greater heights, before you vanish in due time,
And leave me wondering...

If a bulb, is slowly fading,
Flickering, I'm through with waiting,
I’m moving on and letting embers die.
Extinguish me to build anew,
I’ll let the glow bring warmth to you and
Be the spark that makes your new light shine.

Starlight, shining bright, from a thousand light years past our tiny earth
By the time we can see it may already be free
So watch the supernova gleam.

Stardust, mixed up stuff
Strewn across the sky like wreckage and debris,
But more lies ahead, a foundation still unsaid
And constellations yet to be.

Searching for the nerve to turn my back on what is done,
No more glimmer of hope, this spotlight’s left me no place else to run
But from dead ends, before they trap me in the dark.
Now I’m certain...

If a bulb, is slowly fading,
Flickering, I'm through with waiting,
I’m moving on and letting embers die.
Extinguish me to build anew,
I’ll let the glow bring warmth to you and
Be the spark that makes your new light shine.

Let your new light shine.
Let your glimmer shine.

credits

from Future Speak, released October 27, 2017
Tahira Clayton, vocals
Addison Frei, piano
Drew Zaremba, organ
Tim Basom, acoustic and electric guitar
Perrin Grace, electric bass
Matt Young, drums and percussion

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Addison Frei New York, New York

New York-based pianist Addison Frei's latest album on TCB Records, No Defense (2018), was celebrated with solo piano performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Alhambra (Geneva), and Lucerne Piano Festival. Previous records include Intentions (2014) and Transit (2016), featuring Janis Siegel. He is a Yamaha Artist. For more please visit addisonfrei.com ... more

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