Ride the River Down

from Long Arc by Liberty Songs

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We can ride the river down
Follow this thought to its conclusion
Live our whole lives in seclusion
Never risk the road again

We can ride the river down
Let the sadness be an anchor
Let the anchor sink us further
From the possibility of mending

Or we can make a raft in rags
Soaked through with tears shed over all our brothers
And we won’t just float
We’ll dance
once more
Only fiercer now because


from Long Arc, released June 22, 2016
Music: Sasha Brown & Heather Christian
Lyrics: Heather Christian


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Heather Christian & The Arbornauts Beacon, New York

An Arbornaut is a three way cross between a flying squirrel, an astronaut, and an angel. I know one as soon as I spot one. They are naturally occuring in nature. I had a dream about them once and started a band. We are a choir and we are an orchestra. We are disgruntled classical musicians & believers in musical traditions of feeling lots of things. This is the noise from the inside of a root. ... more

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