Small Seed of Hope

by Ahna Phillips

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    A NOTE FROM AHNA regarding "name your price" ~ This is the part where I trust you to pay what you can afford in relation to the value you place on something (maybe my music) that enriches your life in some way. We're all just humans here. And I love humans. And I want my music to be available to every human who wants it. I also would like to keep paying my rent and such. You know how it is. So, you can think about it for a sec, and then pay what you're able. And if you're not able, that's OK, too. Everyone belongs. Love, Ahna
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Weary One 04:57
"Weary One" by Ahna Phillips O weary one O weary one O weary one Do not give up The time will come Do not give up O heavy heart O heavy heart O heavy heart It will come right Be made right It will come right Ooohh The crown of life first has thorns The thorns are on the vines Then the vines, they bloom With such sweet perfume
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"If I Were Brave" By Ahna Phillips If I were brave I’d take down my mirrors, have bare feet, and put up my hair And I would dance, free and strong, not worry about what I was doing wrong If I were brave I’d swim in the ocean I wouldn’t just sit there in sunscreen lotion And I wouldn’t fear what I can’t see I’d just revel in the mystery If I were, if I were, if I were brave If I were brave I’d mail the letter that’s been in the pocket of my sweater Then you’d know just how I feel and maybe we both could start to heal If I were, if I were, if I were brave If I were, if I were, if I were brave
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Stephen 04:33
“Stephen” by Ahna Phillips Stephen, they were shooting off the city fireworks while I was at your grave on my knees I traced my finger on the marks of your gravestone in the dark It doesn’t seem it’s been so many years Stephen, I remember your eyes were green, size shoe fourteen And oh, for one more Christmas Eve – You and your dad would sing: O holy night, the stars are brightly shining Fall on your knees Stephen, I remember the time that you apologized in Gatlinburg for something I overheard We were sitting at the top of the stairs You looked at me like you really cared It meant so much to a high school girl Stephen, I remember your love for running, for being funny And best of all was Christmas Eve – You and your dad would sing: O holy night, the stars are brightly shining Fall on your knees Stephen, you will never be more than fifteen And now you sing what angels sing eternally
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“Who Loves You In the Dark” by Ahna Phillips Night is thick as wool, and you’re still awake The only sound you hear is the chiming clock Silver slice of moon slips behind the clouds And the dark soul night wraps all around Do you know who loves you in the dark? No one would ever guess what night has come to mean You wonder if there’s hope for your secret dreams Do you know who loves you in the dark? Do you know who holds you in his heart?
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I See You 05:05
“I See You” By Ahna Phillips I’ve seen your smile I know it’s just emotional camouflage I’ve seen you trying to sleep at night Only lying there in total fright Ooo… you try to hide Ooo… I am watching you with a smile I see you, I see you, I see you, my dear I see you, I see you, I see you, my dear I’ve seen you crawl through desert land Drinking water that’s only sand I’ve seen you try harder still Trying to bend the world to your will
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“None Too Soon” by Ahna Phillips None too soon, you come through None too soon Eleventh hour is your specialty When hope seems withered as a winter tree Where you’ve been until now – Who can say? You show up in your time, your way
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“Everything Will Change” by Ahna Phillips The forecast called for sun all week But now these dark clouds threaten to ruin our beach trip All on its own not worth so many tears But it’s a symbol of this crazy year I’m truly amazed we can still stand Under the weight of losses we can’t understand Just keep holding my hand Everything will change, we just don’t know when Everything but love goes away in the end Waiting makes my heart catch in my throat Entangled with my fear is this small seed of hope Quite on their own my wonderings take flight Trying to rein them in is like capturing light I’ve gotta dream myself awake Imagine the never-ending day Love will have its say Everything will change, we just don’t know when Everything but love goes away in the end I hate to hurt but this ache is an invitation to see what’s in and beyond all of creation
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“Absence of Shadows” by Ahna Phillips This absence of shadows lends itself to prose Lends itself to singing, and dreaming about Home This absence of shadows carries its own weight Carries its own burden, so heavy it might break I see… I see Love This absence of shadows I’m wearing like a pearl I’m wearing like a treasure that’s worth the whole world I see…I see Love I see… I’m not alone Oooo… I see…I see Love I see…I’m not alone
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“Never Not Belong” by Ahna Phillips Fallen angels could not ache for home like you do Neither mercy nor anger can make the truth be more true If you had the wings of a dove, You would fly, oh fly away But don’t be afraid I will draw you into my circle I’ll extend the line of my love You will always know that where I am is your home And you will never not belong Smiling strangers can break your heart right in two Leave your past, leave your future, take away all you thought you knew If you had the wings of a dove, You would fly, oh fly away But don’t be afraid I will draw you into my circle I’ll extend the line of my love You will always know that where I am is your home And you will never not belong
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credits

released March 30, 2012

Words and music by Ahna Phillips

Produced by Jonathan Anderson at Buena Vista Audio, Langley, BC, Canada | buenavistaaudio.com

Ahna Phillips: Vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mountain dulcimer, various percussion, and glockenspiel

Jonathan Anderson: Acoustic and electric guitars, bass, Wurlitzer, banjo, organ, vocals, pedal steel, drums, and other percussion

Art and design by: Mary Adams | maryadams.co.nz

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Ahna Phillips Austin, Texas

Accompanying herself on guitar and mountain dulcimer, Ahna Phillips writes songs about things like birds and shadows -- that sometimes aren't really about birds OR shadows. They might be about her, or you. Originally from the Blue Ridge mountains of Georgia, Ahna earned her Master's degree in Theology and the Arts in Vancouver, Canada, and now works with artists with disabilities in Austin, Texas. ... more

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