Tether
Indigo Girls Lyrics


Whatever it was, it wasn't manumission
To spill the blood, to pull the weed
You can bury the past, but it's a mausoleum
With the ghost of a fist that won't let us be

Can we bring it together
Can we call from the mountain to the valley below?
Can we make it better
Do we tether the hawk, do we tether the dove?
I kicked up the dirt, and I said to my neighbor
We keep making it worse, we keep getting it wrong
He tucked in his shirt, he stood a little bit straighter
We need a few less words dear, we need a few more guns

Will it bring us together
Can we call from the mountain to the valley below?
Can we make it better
Do we tether the hawk, do we tether the dove?

Enduring love
Why so much and so strong, beyond this short existence?
Don't be still
You say there's a long line behind you
And it's hardly worth the mentioning
But I will

'Cause we may flicker and fade
But we never will be through with this
I see this world battered but not broken
There's a fallow heart, it's waiting on a sowing hand
You can grow what you want
One day it's gonna rise up
So plant what you need to make a better stand

And we'll bring it together
And we'll call from the mountain to the valley below
And we'll make it better
Let go of the hawk, we let go of the dove

Can bring it together
Call from the mountain to the valley below
I'm telling you now
And we'll make it better
Do we tether the hawk, do we tether the dove?

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: AMY ELIZABETH RAY

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