Dallaire

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Dallaire
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Cara Luft

There’s a land that once was free, a land that speaks of God’s beauty
If you can only see

And there I stood looking down, it was like a garden all around
The storm rolled in without a sound

Shadows fell, darkness called, demons came to take it all And suddenly I felt so small

Fields of green turned to red, rivers flowed with the blood of the dead
So many prayers left unsaid

I shook hands with the devil, I stood and listened to his lies

Thought I saw the angels falling and the son had covered up his eyes
He covered up his eyes

Foreign kings in foreign lands, they took the power out of my hands
To withdraw was their command

I did shout and I did pray, I told my men that we would stay
While the world looked away

I went to see the devil's own to talk of peace and hope for all
But his smile just froze my soul
I saw you run, I heard you cry, they cut you down and I watched you die

So many tears in my eyes
So many tears in my eyes

I shook hands with the devil, I stood and listened to his lies

Thought I saw the angels falling and the son had covered up his eyes
He covered up his eyes

Now I don't sleep at night, I stay up waiting for the light I tell myself it’ll be alright

But what I see when I’m looking down is just sadness all around
And the angels don't make a sound

Now if Jesus could have his say he'd make those kings kneel down and pray

And they’d confess they walked away
They’d confess they walked away
Will you forgive us?
Can you forgive me on that day?

I shook hands with the devil, I stood and listened to his lies

Thought I saw the angels falling and the son had covered up his eyes

I shook hands with the devil, I stood and choked upon his lies

Thought I saw those angels falling and the son had covered up his eyes

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from Darlingford, track released May 1, 2012
Cara - vocals, acoustic guitars
Mark - drums, percussion
Andrew D - upright bass
Keith - harmony vocals
Simon - 1st violin
Chris - 2nd violin
Gregory - viola
Yuri - cello

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Cara Luft Winnipeg, Manitoba

Singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth yet willing to alter that fabric, stretch the boundaries, not afraid to bend genres and styles. She has earned a solid reputation as one of Canada’s finest live performers whose engaging, down-home style is wrapped in a delicious sense of humour. ... more

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