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    Deborah's second full-length release is a soulful and poetic collection of acoustic songs which delves deeply into the emotional landscape of letting go of the past, moving boldly through the emotional storms of change and embracing a peace within. Eco-friendly cardboard sleeve with artwork and design by Shawn DosSantos.

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i wrote this song because I have hope for the possibility for people making a radical shift, to reconnect with our planet and nature and to become protectors of what is sacred: land, water, each other. In wishing for this future, I realize that it needs to begin with me becoming more peaceful and taking peaceful action in my life.


well I'm floating through the city
like a ghost ship in the night
surveying all the damage
the last decade's worth of fights
and the buildings are looming
like the bones of the skeleton
of a giant that was slain there
then fell dead on the pavement
and i'm carrying my bag made of leather
and inside my leather bag
are rocks and stones and feathers
i'm walking alone
by my feet are on the earth so I am home

now I'm one of many millions who would sacrifice their happiness
their comfort and their safety because we had a dream
but I painted on my warpaint thick tonight
before I headed out into the night
because my tribe is still alive
and we are hungry
so I'm walking in boots made of leather
and I'm gliding over all the precious rocks and stones and metals
I'm walking alone
by my feet are on the earth so I am home

I am nothing more then a witness to
these times are a-changin'
there are leaders who understand
the limitations of the human race
there are healers who understand
we are nothing more then a trace
a trace of the energy flowing through this place
no, not a sold "hot commodity"
we are just souls wearing bodies
just souls wearing bodies

so now I'm walking down on Wall Street
I see so many people I recognize
I see so many people I sympathize with
and I'm just as hungry as the next guy is
to see something finally changing
and revolution is in my nature yeah
revolution is in my nature yeah
revolution is in my nature but
Change don't come from screaming louder
it don't even come from making signs
change comes when we finally, siliently, close our eyes
take a deep breath and then go inside and I
I realize the Goddess I am
and I am creating everything I see
yes I am creating everything around me
So i begin behaving differently
begin behaving differently
I Begin Behaving Differently
I begin behaving DIFFERENTLY
Begin BEhaving differently begin behaving differently
I begin behaving


so I'm walking in boots made of leather
and inside my bag I'm carrying these rocks and stones and feathers
I'm not walking alone
cuz my feet are on the earth so I am home


from Hearing In The Bardo, track released October 6, 2016
Deborah - lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar
Colin Brown- piano
Chauncey Yearwood- drums, percussion
Brian Kesley- upright bass
Lucas Papaelias- electric guitar


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Deborah C Smith New York

Deborah C. Smith is an American singer-songwriter from Brooklyn NY whose acoustic guitar playing and storytelling have roots in country and folk music. She has performed throughout the U.S. as a solo folk artist and with the female roots ensemble Medicine Woman. Hearing In The Bardo, explores the depths of personal loss and letting go, and illustrates her study of jazz, soul and lyrical poetry. ... more

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