Let's Start Again

by Dan Blakeslee

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Originally appears on Burst & Bloom "Seasonal Disorder:Winter" compilation from February 2011: burstandbloomrecords.com/music/winter/

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LET'S START AGAIN by Dan Blakeslee

Bring us a year of rememberance.
May the land be flooded with change.
The hour is swiftly passin'
So let us rearrange.

Be careful of words that are spoken.
Don't speak with hate on your tongue.
This is a song for the ages.
One for the old and the young.

Let's start again. United as women and men,
Let's start again. Act as leaders with a powerful pen.

Bring us a year of rememberance.
Grab your hammer and put down your gun.
No matter the hue of your collar,
Roll your sleeves with the New Year sun.

Awaken with hope and forgiveness.
Suprise us with news that is good.
Together let's move towards a difference,
Whether you work in policy or wood.

Let's start again. United as women and men,
Let's start again. Act as leaders with a powerful pen.

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released February 1, 2011
Recording Engineer: Dan Blakeslee in Somerville, MA December 28, 2010 - January 4, 2011

Musicians:
Dan Blakeslee: guitar, vocal, percussion, bass, organ

Backing vocals: Recorded at the Burren (Davis Square): January 3-4, 2011. First backing vocals: Tim Gearan, Sean Staples; Second backing vocals: Hugh McGowan, Kevin O’Neil, Shawn Deirdre Hagerty, Tony Lovell, Noel Smyth, and Pete Spiegel. Bar noise(and count down): Lizard Lounge


Music and Lyrics by: Dan Blakeslee

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Dan Blakeslee Providence, Rhode Island

With a suitcase of songs, Maine folk troubadour Dan Blakeslee ventured into the subways of Boston in 1995 to practice his craft. His songs of true life adventures combine the essence of early folk music with a dose of country grit. In 2015 his dream of playing Newport Folk Festival became a reality, the place where Bob Dylan went electric 50 years earlier. ... more

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