From the recording On This Shore

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Shadows On Our Joy

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Lyrics

SHADOWS ON OUR JOY

Here through the palm trees
Ocean blows a salty breeze
Playeritos* hopping on the sand
Let’s raise our glasses here
We’ll not think now on prospects drear
Or the sufferings all around us in this world

I have you and you have me
Life our laughter and our tears
It’s been a long hard road to this shore
So let’s rest, enjoy this breeze, whispering through the palm trees,
And forget for now these shadows on our joy

Shadows on our joy
Shadows on our joy
Shadows
On our joy

Solo

This world’s in so much pain
Don’t know when it’ll ever be sane
Babies torn from their mother’s arms
The forests they’re dying the oceans they’re crying
This whole planet’s a fire alarm

But I have you and you have me
In our tenderness and our tears
It’s been a long hard road to this shore
Let’s rest, enjoy this breeze, whispering through the palm trees,
And forget for now these shadows on our joy

Shadows on our joy
Shadows on our joy
Shadows
On our joy

Shadows on our joy
Shadows on our joy
I’m afraid we’ll never be happy till we
wipe these shadows from our world

Shadows on our joy
Shadows on our joy
I have you and you have me
But we’ll never be truly happy
till we wipe these shadows
from our world

*Playeritos, Spanish for sandpipers.

Brian Campbell: lyrics, music, voice, guitar
Back vocal: Ema Jean
Martin Bennett: arrangements of sampled bass, strings, congas, harp; recording engineering
Recorded at Studio Loco, Montreal