Before Dawn

from by Oakes & Smith



I'm up before dawn
Waiting for the sun
To shine through the trees
I feel like I'm the only one
Awake in this world
Of grey mist and green leaves
And I feel at home
It feels good to be alone

Morning mist on the water
Stillness and a chill in the air
As all life, awakening everywhere
Anticipates the morning light
It's not quite day, not quite night

I'm up before dawn ...

Standing still in the silence
Opening like an underground seed
Trusting in nothing but a mystery
I open to receive the light
It's not quite day, not quite night

I'm up before dawn ...


from First Flight, released November 19, 2013



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Oakes & Smith Tyringham, Massachusetts

Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith both hail from musical families and began playing and singing at an early age. They met in 2007 and immediately set to work collaborating on art and music projects. They formed this singing and songwriting duo in early 2010 and started performing in venues throughout the Northeastern US. Currently, they are at work on their debut full-length album. ... more

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