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My American Heart (Benediction)

from Americana by LILLI LEWIS @folkrockdiva

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    Lilli Lewis' third recording with iconic indie producer Mark Bingham "Americana" on compact disc in a 6 panel digipack with lyrics

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I hope it’s possible to evolve what we call identity politics into something I would call dignity politics… Something that centers the inherent worth and dignity of all… This means simple things like safety, a home, health for yourself and your progeny. I want things like that for us all, and my broken heart hopes that if I say it in hushed tones, people will have to lean in to hear it, and the very act of leaning in would make all the difference. Magical thinking. I know. This one features Gina on fiddle duetting with Rick Nelson on cello.

lyrics

My American heart
Wants your baby to be born healthy
Wants your son to make it home from the war
Fully able to rejoin his people

My American heart
Wants your job to help you feed your family
Hopes it lets you build a home that houses
Generations of joy

My American heart
Knows you're more than just an able body
Hopes if your able body ever falters
Your wellness won't have much in the way

I hope your children and grandchildren
Become curious and kind
But above all,
I wish them safety
from without and within

My American heart wishes safety
for my own family too don't wanna have to keep them
safe from you but
Nevertheless, here we are

We're in a difficult conversation
One that might go on for years
But in this difficult conversation
I want you to know I can see you, know I can hear you
Know I still pray for you
With my American heart.

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We're in a difficult conversation
One that might go on for years
But in this difficult conversation
I want you to know I can see you, know I can hear you
Know I still pray for you
With my American heart.

credits

from Americana, released October 29, 2021
Dave Easley - Pedal Steel
Gina Forsyth - Fiddle
Wade Hymel - Drums, Acoustic Guitar
Lilli Lewis - Piano
Rick Nelson - Cello

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LILLI LEWIS @folkrockdiva New Orleans, Louisiana

Lilli Lewis bears a progressive, provocative, and conscientious presence paired with a love for music that began before she composed her first song on the piano at age three, Lewis is a modern day Renaissance woman, who, when in full gear, conjures the likes of Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Odetta, and Janis Joplin. ... more

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