How Could I Not Sing?

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    West My Friend's third album, with artwork by Sarah Clement. Produced by David Travers-Smith.

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lyrics

If the birds were singing, how could I not sing?
If the bush was blooming, how could I not bloom?
If the world was changing, I’d have to change too.
How could I not sing?

If the sun was shining, how could I not shine?
If the leaves were swaying, how could I not sway?
If the night was coming, I’d live through the day.
How could I not shine?

If the sand was shifting, how could I not shift?
If the tide was moving, how could I not move?
If the water was rising, I’d have to rise too.

If the trees were standing, how could I not stand?
If the young were growing, how could I not grow?
If anyone’s listening, I’ll put on the show.
How could I not stand?

If the wild were running, how could I not run?
If the course was bending, how could I not bend?
If the race ain’t over, I’ll push to the end.
How could I not run?

Lend me your ears and I’ll say what I can.
So many stages, but we all have hands.
Come to the steeple, we’ll make the bells ring.

If the birds were singing, how could I not sing?
If the bees were buzzing, how I could not buzz?
If the voice goes silent, it forgets what once was.
How could I not sing?



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from Quiet Hum, released May 27, 2016

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West My Friend Victoria, British Columbia

Since West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009, they’ve emerged as a unique voice in the city’s music scene. Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, their acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. ... more

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