In the Morning

by Geri van Essen

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In the morning at the kitchen table
I study the pattern on a china cup
Stem, node, shoot, bud, petal, leaf
I'm spilling coffee on the table top
Today I would write to you
If only I had words to use

To take a walk along the river
Where silver ripples and seagulls yell
Dogs on leads and bowing trees
Before the rains came, before the swell
And yesterday I woke in my bed
To the sound of birds' wings clapping overhead

My heart cries louder than the seagull
On this dry day and before the rains came
The river carries water to the sea
The birds carry my words


released September 20, 2019
Vocals and Spanish guitar - Geri van Essen
Drums - Tim Burrough
Electric guitar - Ben Bennett
Double bass - Paul Brownridge
Clapping - Ariel Moreton

Lyrics and music - Geri van Essen
Recorded and mixed summer 2019 by Paul Brownridge, East Ham, London


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