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Aubade took me seven whole years to complete. Read the personal story behind the song here: kathrynoverall.com/notalltheleavesarefalling/aubade-lyrics/

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Begun in the autumn of 2008, completed in the autumn of 2014

Deep and dark the river runs
Through the long forgotten years.
Inky black the channels come
Filled with shadows, filled with fears.
Rising through the ocean tides
Through my dreams into my waking hours
I start to weep
As I fall back asleep.

In the glow of silver light
Something deep inside is waking.
Rising from its hidden bed
From the place where it’s been breaking.
Stand to see the sun again
At break of dawn there’s no mistaking
You’ve been by my side
I’ve woken to the light.

When evening fades and morning breaks
You call forth songs of joy.
Tomorrow brings the scent of spring
The season for singing has come.

Through the layers, through the years
Searching, seeking, ever finding
Pieces of the girl I was
Trapped in time, lost in hiding.
Peace and healing comes
I can hear your voice reminding me
I’m not alone
You’ve been with me all along.

I’ve learned to love, learned to see
Learned to hear your voice inside me.
I have learned to rest and be
I have felt your arms around me.
And when I am lost at sea
I am found ’cause you surround me.
Tears come in the night
But you are my sunrise.

When evening fades and morning breaks
You call forth songs of joy.
Tomorrow brings the scent of spring
The season for singing has come.

I hear your call
Awaken the dawn.

© Kathryn Overall 2014

This song is from Kathryn Overall’s debut album, ‘Not All the Leaves are Falling’.

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from Not All the Leaves Are Falling, released August 4, 2016

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Kathryn Overall Tauranga, New Zealand

This debut album from Tauranga based singer/songwriter, Kathryn Overall, offers an emotive collection of folk-inspired, soulful, story-telling songs with depth, beauty and a sprinkling of whimsy.

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