Sister Miriam

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Brother when you come ‘twill be a tryin’ time ‘round here
And I can’t entirely compose a story built on lies and twigs and bones
Lies and twigs and bones

We will hide you away for as long as we can
Holdin’ on to forbidden love until your time has come to float away
‘Til your time has come

So I will hide among the reeds and wait for you to come
I will watch you grow up into the man that you’ll become
Not like one of us but with our blood
With our blood runnin’ through your bones

Our mother she is waiting in the fields, workin’ in the yard
And I have heard it been said that her back is broad and strong but I
I don’t know for how long

So I will hide among the reeds and wait for you to come
I will watch you grow up into the man that you’ll become
Not like one of us but with our blood
With our blood runnin’ through your bones

So don’t forget the tie that binds us
Our people live as one
Can’t you see for far too long we’ve slaved the days away?
Animals who keep us in the cage
Come unlock the door, set us free

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from The Way We Should Have Been, released January 10, 2015

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Families is a group of folk story tellers, with souls of grass and minds made out of the mountains, weaving personal tales from the Bible. Families is about community, folklore, and the Kingdom.

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