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lyrics

spring ahead to summer’s glow
falling leaves and winter snow
there is but one true thing I know …

time is ticking, running out
to find the meaning beyond the doubt
we’re swimming upstream in this drought
but love is all around us

love in the turning of the earth,
love in the racing of the wind
love in the shadow of our light,
in the aching of our skin
it’s in the way we chase our sorrows,
hunter’s bow and violin …

we cannot fight it, we’ll never win
love is all around us
all around us …

is the universe conspiring against us
when our worlds come crashing down
or is it just the echo
of our pain turning inside out

as within, so we go without
still, love is all
around us

we cannot fight it, we’ll never win

love in the turning of the earth,
love in the racing of the wind
love in the shadow of our light,
in the aching of our skin
it’s in the way we chase our sorrows,
hunter’s bow and violin …

we cannot fight it, we’ll never win
we cannot fight it, we’ll never win
we cannot fight it, love is all …
it’s all … love is all around us

credits

from LOVE . HUMANITY . METAMORPHOSIS ♥ ☆ ∞, released September 20, 2011
Words and music by Melissa Axel

MELISSA AXEL vocals, piano
MATTHEW NICHOLL string arrangement
KAILIN YONG violin
TOM HAGERMAN violin
MACKENZIE GAULT viola
BETH ROSBACH cello
MIKE FITZMAURICE double bass
CURTIS BROOME orchestral percussion
JAMES JACOBY orchestral bass drum
AYO AWOSIKA harmony vocals

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Justin Peacock
Strings conducted by Justin Peacock
and engineered by Michael C. Morgan
Recorded at The Hook Factory and Macy Sound Studios
Mastered at JP Masters by Dave Locke
Painting by Laurie Maves ART

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