Distant Shores (aka Commitment Reading of the Pueblo Tribes)

from Never Alone by mistrust

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I wrote this for the love of my life, Kathryn B.

The lyrics on this track are from a poem that I read out for at our wedding ceremony..... The poem is known as the Commitment Reading of the Pueblo Tribes, author unknown. The melody is from "Hello" - which I also wrote for Mrs B.

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Before we met, you and I were halves unjoined except in the wide
rivers of our minds. We were each other’s distant shore, the
opposite wings of a bird, the other half of a seashell. We did not
know the other then, did not know our determination to keep alive
the cry of one riverbank to the other. We were apart, yet connected
in our ignorance of each other, like two apples sharing a common
tree. Remember?

I knew you existed long before you understood my desire to join my
freedom to yours. Our paths collided long enough for our indecision
to be swallowed up by the greater need of love. When you came to me,
the sun surged towards the earth and moon escaped from darkness to
bless the union of two spirits, so alike that the creator had designed them for life’s endless circle. Beloved partner, keeper of my heart’s odd secrets, clothed in summer blossoms so the icy hand of winter never touches us.

I thank your patience. Our joining is like a tree to earth,
a cloud to sky and even more. We are the reason the world can laugh
on its battlefields and rise from the ashes of its selfishness to hear me say, in this time, this place, this way – I loved you best of all.

(author unknown)

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from Never Alone, released September 25, 2019

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"Everyday Everyday" - my new remix album is out December 4! ...MISTRUST is Tim Blackburn I’ve done official remixes for Pitch Black, Banco de Gaia, Animat, International Observer, and more. I've been a part of the ever-growing Electronic Music Open Mic Nights collective since it began. I'll be forever grateful to everyone who let me loose on their amazing tracks ... more

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