Dance In The Rain

This album is the gift we gave our guests at our wedding. I’d just started teaching, it was a few months after 9/11, and everything was changing. It was like trying to walk along the crest of a sand dune, keeping my balance while the world shifted beneath my feet. And yet these songs are fairly controlled in their delivery, as it was my first time using a metronome, quantizing, and recording on a keyboard. The synthetic quality bleeds through more than I like, but it was another step on the path. Control was the illusion that kept me afloat.

Recording credits & track list

Recorded at Mesmer Media Productions, Mississauga, ON
Music, vocals & lyrics by Leslie Hudson, except:
Harmonica on track 8 & all production by Dan Turcotte

1. Misunderstood (4:13) | 2. Upon Reflection (3:11) | 3. To Know Me (5:15) | 4. Ivy (4:59) | 5. Faith (7:01) | 6. Samhain (4:07) | 7. The Song of Wandering Aengus (3:14) | 8. Nature of Truth (5:06) | 9. We Know (4:23) | 10. Lullaby (5:28)

Select Tracks:

Click for lyrics:

To Know Me

If you ever go walking out on the ocean
And you see a girl there in a billowing cloak
With her hair all around her and waves in her footprints
Her voice on the wind and the sea in her eyes

You’ll have found where I live
Where my soul sails the ocean
You’ll have found where I live
With the storm clouds above me
You’ll have found where I live
Though you may not understand me
You’ll have found where I live
Where I sing with the wind

If you ever go walking up on the cliff tops
And you see a girl there in a velvet green dress
With the long grass around her and hair full of flowers
Her voice on the wind and the earth in her eyes

You’ll have found where I live
Where my soul sails the meadow
You’ll have found where I live
With the dawn clouds above me
You’ll have found where I live
Though you may not understand me
You’ll have found where I live
Where I sing with the wind

If you ever go walking deep in the forest
And you see a girl there among trees old and sweet
With the fruit, nuts and berries in piles all around her
Her voice on the wind and the wild in her eyes

You’ll have found where I live
Where my soul sails the treetops
You’ll have found where I live
As the dusk settles o’er me
You’ll have found where I live
Though you may not understand me
You’ll have found where I live
Where I sing with the wind

If you ever go walking ‘round bright fires burning
And you see a girl there draped in orange and red
As the embers are popping she dances in circles
Her voice on the wind and the sparks in her eyes

You’ll have found where I live
Where my soul sails and rises
You’ll have found where I live
With the smoke clouds above me
You’ll have found where I live
Though you may not understand me
You’ll have found where I live
Where I sing with the wind

If you ever go walking along rocky shorelines
And you see a girl there with her feet bare and white
And the calm waves are lapping her steps as she wanders
Her voice on the wind and a smile in her eyes

You’ll have found where I live
Where my soul sails the border
You’ll have found where I live
With the bright clouds above me
You’ll have found where I live
Though you may not understand me
You’ll have found where I live
Where I sing with the wind

You’ll have found where I live
Where the light sails above you
You’ll have found where I live
Where the mist swirls around you
You’ll have found where I live
Though you may not understand it
You’ll have found where I live
Where I sing with the wind

We Know

Chorus:
We know it’s not about the day
We know that nothing has to break
We know there’s more to life than watching jet planes
We know there’s more to this than fire

And everywhere we hear the snap of someone else’s ring bands
And everywhere we go there seems to be another hole
We’re tired of the mess that no one seems to want to clean up
We’re tired of the time it takes to point out every star

We know it’s not about the reign
We know that no one has to fake it
We know there’s more to life than living softly
We know there’s more to this than wings

And every time we feel the snap of someone’s disapproval
And everywhere we go there seems to be another tear
We’re tired of the fuss and no one seems to want to end it
We’re tired of the time it takes to tell you who we are

We know it’s not about the ring
We know that no one has to drink
We know there’s more to life than drifting silence
We know there’s more to this than gold

Chorus

We know there’s more to this than wings
We know there’s more to this than gold
We know there’s more to this than fire
We know it’s not about the day

Lullaby

Have you ever seen perfection?
Personified, crystallized
The Truth in a grain of sand

And I can trace the lines that run across my fading skin
And I can feel the magic in the visions in my dreams
And I can touch the floating hands above me when I sleep
And I can sing the secret songs, I’ve known them since my birth

Have you ever seen?


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