Dark Winter Night

by Justin Ancheta

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UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1ST, BUY THIS TRACK AND 100% of the profits will go to Love Our Neighborhood Day! Thanks for supporting the local community of Oakland, CA. on San Pablo.

I wrote this song in the 2015/16 winter where I was sick for over four months. I felt like dying really. I kept trying to work and the feeling of being sick continued. I wrote this song because I was thinking of how life is so fleeting. hope that people can connect to these words as a prayer, as it is me really wanting to connect to the idea that I can find strength in knowing that I may gift my life to my family, community, and myself. Throughout the beat of my heart and passion, I hope to inspire and connect more people to live simply and enjoy; something I was struggling with personally this dark winter. I wrote this for my family to sing together. I desire a strong body, heart, mind, and soul. I am asking and praying for this strength back into my bones and body to continue as spring comes to nature.

This song is dedicated to Love Our Neighborhood Day in Oakland, an annual event that is a non-commercial safe zone for open streets to have the community come together and express themselves.

To see more about the event, please visit: www.oaklavia.org or www.lond.us (www.soulgraffiti.info)

If you'd like to see more events like this happen, you can help support by donating a paypal to: soulgbooking@gmail.com

Thank you for your support! Here is a video of the event and song in action: youtu.be/BVNdxKW5HLw

lyrics

Hey rich man who plays the stock exchange
This world won’t change if you walk that way
My poor man respect the same
power of life has given us.
A chance to see the coloring
of life and death, Or a sweet sunset
I’ll bend my knees and kiss the earth
For giving us beings for our birth

Like beauty in trees, The green changing
Of spring, summer, - fal-ling
The brown fading to dark winter nights
The dimming light beckons the cave.
Dwell in your heart through the changing tides
The fear recedes with our open eyes
We’re not meant to be here struggling
Through the seams of life, the rip-tearing
The heart beats alone

I saw in a mile I could leave this town
But ten years go by and no ones around
I almost stayed in your castled hills
Found my cave from the winter chill.
I’Almost left my home to create a new
I realize this life is the life some choose
But my fate different than the other man
I do my best to connect family hands
because - all
Our hearts beat as one

[Bridge]Take me to where my family can call home
It doesn't have to be anywhere, but I ask for the slow
Life to-mend my heart, en-joy the-whole
Life to-mend our hearts,- en joy the-whole
(double vocals/over part)
Like beauty in trees, The green changing
spring, summer, ‘n falling
Dwell in your heart through the changing tides
The fear recedes with our open eyes
I almost left to create a new
I realize this life is the life I choose, it’s true

All our hearts, beat as one

because the heart, beats as one
all our hearts, beat as one
yes the heart, beats as one
all our hearts, beat as one . . .

credits

released June 4, 2016
Justin Ancheta - Guitar/Vocals/Keys/percussion
Alex Scammon - Clarinet
Jesse Weber - Percussion
Maren Metke - Vocals
Del Corazon - Vocals

Produced at Soul Graffiti Productions 2016. All Rights Reserved.

www.soulgraffiti.info
www.justinancheta.com
www.justinanchetaband.com

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Justin Ancheta Oakland, California

Justin Ancheta is a musician of the Bay Area California who creates to inspire and connect community and nature. Through lyrics, voice, song, and rhythm, He has been recognized as a leader in the environmental movement by helping create the most advanced pedal powered concerts in the world with Rock The Bike and Soul Graffiti Productions, his label and production company based in Oakland CA. ... more

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