"Hello Dawn" – Single Music


“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin

New album out 16 June 2017.

Hello Dawn

words and music by Shannon Curtis
published by Shannon K (ASCAP)
all rights reserved; lyrics reprinted by permission

How easy it was to believe everything was fine
How easily sleep came to me, just had to close my eyes
Some things, once you see them, can never be unseen
Now they haunt my sleep

How simple the world spun around, squarely east to west
A man puts a seed in the ground deserves what he gets
Some things, one you learn them, cannot be unlearned
Even though it hurts

Hello dawn, chase out the night
The darkest dark: meet first light
Morning comes to the horizon
On cracks of light when we open our eyes

How certain the story I heard, rehearsed in black and white
The comfort of staying so sure comes with a price
Some things, once you know then, can never be unknown
And what you do, once you know, is forever yours to own
It’s yours to own

It was never easy, and certainty’s a lie
Some children learn to sleep with wide open eyes

released April 11, 2017
produced and mixed by Jamie Hill
additional production and recording by Shannon