Choral (text by Graham Campbell)

Sweep the Sky - Graham Campbell
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"Sweep the Sky" is inspired by one of my earliest childhood memories. It was performed by Musicata: Hamilton's Voices, alongside Chris Pruden (piano), Jesse Dietschi (bass), and Bryan Allan (percussion), as part of Spectrum Music's 2017-2018 season. 

Sweep the sky

When will daydreams rise?

Eye the dark

Where will nightmares lie?

 

The burning sun feels closer than the air

And every breath is drawn from a straw

The sycamores reach halfway to the sky

But fear is where their shadows fall

 

A turning key gives a glimpse inside

Courage and cold feet

 

A loaded heart afraid of empty ground

Can climb a tree and sleep in the clouds

Between the walls an echo fills the air

And mysteries linger everywhere

An open door reveals a vacancy

With no place to sleep

 

Sweep the sky

When will daydreams rise?

Eye the dark

Where will nightmares lie?

Turn the key

Courage and cold feet

Empty ground

With no place to sleep