We Heard the Voice Sing

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"The couple in this song, if they even exist, have a story so frustratingly brutal, and so potentially dangerous to so many people, that I can’t imagine it having a friendly audience anywhere. When I heard their story it made me really angry. I immediately doubted its validity, and then I doubted the honesty of its protagonists– whatever mental gymnastics I could do to protect myself from the possibility that these people exist and their story is true."

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lyrics

We knew it wouldn't last forever
We knew it all along
We said that it would last forever
When we started
But we knew that we were wrong

It didn't take long
Twenty years
Eyes shut tight
Fingers in our ears
And they were beautiful years:
Cause you and i
We were different
Yeah, you and I
We were strong
And you and I
We were different
Yeah, you and I
We were strong

We were sittin' in church
Our tiny Liberal Methodist Chicago church
With the rainbow on the door
Holding hands
Like always
Leaning in close
Like always
Andrea made fun of us at the passing of the peace
Like always
And every single one of us had a smile on our face
Like always
We sang, "In Christ there Is No East or West"
Then Pastor Denise
With her purple sweater vest
Said, "Please get to your feet
for the reading of the Word."
The reading of the Word
That's when we heard

But you and I
We were different
Yeah, you and I
We were strong
And you and I
We were different
Yeah, you and I
We were strong
And our bodies floated
Like a ribbon
Like single ribbon
In the air
And our bodies floated
Like a ribbon
Like a fine, silk ribbon
In the air

And it didn't take long
Twenty years
Strange gifts
A faithfulness brings
And they never told us
Not for twenty years
That God
Would give and take so many things
Would give and take so many things
Would give and take so many things
Like the green from the trees
Or a sparrow's broken wing
When we put silver on our ring
That's when we heard the voice sing

credits

from Pigshit and Glowing, track released April 14, 2011
words and music by Steve Slagg
engineered, mixed and mastered by Blade Barringer
artwork by Blade Barringer

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Youngest Son Chicago, Illinois

Youngest Son is singer-songwriter Steve Slagg, who grew up playing Debussy and Charles Wesley on an upright piano in Missouri and now plays his own lyric-driven, emotionally complex indie-folk songs on a keyboard in Chicago.

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