Eliza Lynn

 

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eliza@elizalynn.com

PO BOX 202

Elsah, IL  62028

     

 

 

  

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Made of Snow

02:48
Eliza Lynn
2014
Eliza Lynn and Dan Rose

Story

Eliza Lynn – vocals and banjo

Hannah Fisher – fiddle and harmony vocals

Sorren Maclean – guitar and harmony vocals

Gordon Maclean – bass

Danny Grant – drums and harmony vocals

 

I started writing this song in the winter of 2009-2010 while I was staying in Chicago and surrounded by snow.  This was the beginning of my experience of collapse from exhaustion from the music business and I felt like I was very fragile.  I love the juxtaposition of that sentiment with the strength of this music - it grants a levity to it.  When I was writing this that winter and gaining songwriting help from Dan Rose to finish it later, I had a sense that I wanted to write a song that was an adult version of "Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, I think I'll go eat worms."  I like the laughter that's waiting in the wings and also the truth of expressing something uncomfortable.

Lyrics

I am made of snow, I’m made of glass

I am paper thin, won’t last

I am light as air, here and gone

You are made of steel, so strong, so strong

 

Chorus:

You give me space to fall

Snow covers steel after all

 

In my hand today here and gone

Back to the place it laid so long

Dust to dust my friend, ashes to burn

Love’s eternal now, we’ll learn, we’ll learn

 

Stars and the moonlit sky, light years away

Long gone and back again to stay

I am made of snow, I’m made of glass

I am paper thin, won’t last, won’t last