The Mother

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    17 West is Sonya's third studio album. An American songbook. Romantic. Introspective.

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A mountain style folk song. Recalling a Mothers love,strength, kindness.

lyrics

The Mother-(c)2013-Sonya Heller Music-ASCAP

Verse I

She who gave life to me
She who gave breath to me
She sang just like a bird
A harsh tone never heard
And spoke the kindest words to me

Verse II

She who gave life to me
She grew me like a tree
My branches thick and long
My roots run deep and strong
For her I sing this song today

Pre chorus

I’d have given everything to have you here today
I’d have traded all away my earthly wares

Chorus

You perched me high on that tree so I could find you in the distance
Pulse thru my veins so I could feel you in a heartbeat
You drew your face on my face so I could see you in an instant

Verse III

She who gave life to me
She knew just who I’d be
My voice a crystal bell
Thoughts deep as a well
For stories I have yet to tell

Pre chorus

I’d have given anything to have you here today
I’d have traded all away my earthly wares

Chorus

You perched me high on that tree so I could see you in the distance
Pulse thru my veins so I could feel you in my heartbeat
Drew your face on my face so I would know you in my Winter
And you will sing me home 5x’s

Verse II repeat and out

Oh She who gave life to me
She grew me like a tree
My branches thick and long
My roots run deep and strong
For her I sing this song, I sing this song.. today

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from 17 West, released January 13, 2017

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Sonya Heller New York, New York

Sonya Heller cut her teeth at NYC's iconic Bitter End in the afterglow of Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro and Leonard Cohen, whose poetic genius sparked her very early on.
Rolling Stone.- "Sonya Heller Comes alive onstage"
Rootstime -"a singing songwriting Joan of Arc,guitar in her hand, voice as a weapon!"
Crossroads-"Listening to her we are carried away into the atmospheric universe of her voice."
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