A Gift Not Given

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There was a time when we could have been closer

But we were too busy pretending to live

There was a place where we could have lingered

But you didn't know how to take and I didn't know how to give

There was a word that was only half-spoken

Into a silence that we didn't intend

There was someone who I really cared for

But I never knew how not to be friends

What might have been, will we ever know?

There was a gift that never was given

There was a love that never was named

There was a world awaiting discovery

Did you ever realize just how close we came?

Still the words remain unspoken

Still the door remains unopened

Still the dreams remain unbroken

They're all that I have


from The Other Side of the Sky, released January 10, 2016
(Kite Giedraitis)



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Fools In Paradise Portland, Oregon

A 6-person group performing on African instruments. Our traditional Zimbabwean mbira songs will transport you to another time and place. Our rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, danceable sound. Our original material combines African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, bass kalimba, shakers and harmonies ... more

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