First Nail Hammered

from by Sarah Hiltz

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Interesting how
You a place
An inanimate thing
Have come to be
One of my oldest and dearest friends
So much so that if you left
Then I might too

But I want you to know
Had it not been for you
So many things might not have been
Would I ever know love
And would I think like I do
Would I still have come back
After all that I’d been through

Here we built a world
Unto itself
A place to make, a place to think, and to create
A home to thread into
Our very souls
To carry with us always
And where the structure of our lives
Saw one of the first nails hammered in

I know that life goes on
And that we all changed
That’s the way that it goes
And I’m not sorry
You are different too in little ways
But when it really matters
And it still matters a lot
I know I can count on you

To put my thoughts in a line
And to banish the fog
In my mind when everything is too much
Help me forget if I must
Or to remember the good
Or to see right through my Small Town Blues
What’s to love about this place


from Letters, released July 13, 2010
Performed and recorded by Sarah at home in Chatham, ON. July, 2010.


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