The Beacon

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An elegy to Alice's mother who has always been a light in the darkness, a beacon.

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The Beacon
©2016 Alice Bierhorst

Old rhymes from simple times and I can’t believe that it’s over
Found words from wayward songs
Sweet aches from righted wrongs
Just as you’re leaving me suddenly I can see

YOU ARE THE BEAM
YOU ARE THE RAY
YOU ARE THE PRESENCE
THAT ILLUMINATES EACH DAY
YOU ARE THE BEACON THAT LIGHTS MY WAY

Spring rites on faded nights
Songbirds on fated flights

Why can’t you see what I want you to see
When I look in your eyes, you’re away
Every beat of your heart is a miracle
Now you are rushing ahead to the pinnacle


YOU ARE THE BEAM
YOU ARE THE RAY
YOU ARE THE PRESENCE
THAT ILLUMINATES EACH DAY
YOU ARE THE ONE THAT WON’T LEAD ME ASTRAY
YOU ARE THE BEACON THAT LIGHTS MY WAY

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from The Beacon, released February 12, 2016

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Alice Bierhorst New York, New York

Alice Bierhorst is a visionary singer and songmaker. Ethereal and earthy, tender and tough, her music draws upon classical music, 60's and 70's pop, roots rock, Tin Pan Alley, and dreamy indie folk. Debussy, Kate Bush, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson, Judee Sill in the mix. A voice clear and plaintive, airy and grounded, full of wonder, tenderness and love. ... more

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