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Carnations

from Songs of Defiance by John Shields

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lyrics

Is a person flesh and blood
I exist because your love
Without your love, I am halves not whole
Seeps into the cracks heavy in my soul

Would you still love me?
Could you still love me
If you knew who I was?
Would you still love me?
Could you still hold me,
Mother? Like daughter, like son

I remember a simple discussion
I remember articles you read
Be it from above, or from words below
Beneath your reading glasses
All things: monochrome

Would you still love me? (Would you still love me?)
Could you still love me (Could you still love me?)
If you knew who I was? (If you knew exactly who I was)
Would you still love me? (Would you still love me?)
Could you still hold me, (Could you still hold me tightly?)
Mother? Like daughter, like son

I did not know who I was at the time
You cannot ever know
How the concrete cracked
It cracked under my foot
I planted a flower there for you

Would you still love me?
Could you still love me
If you knew who I am?
Would you still love me?
Could you still hold me?
Would you still love me for me,
As I am? As I am?

credits

from Songs of Defiance, released October 9, 2020
John: Vocals, Wurlitzer, Chord Organ
Cassie Shields: Backing Vocals
Luisa Marion: Violin
Emily Jenkins: Cello
Produced / Engineered by John Shields
Mixed by John Shields
Recorded at Temple Recording Studio
Mastered by Edsel Holden III at Red Act Studios

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