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  1. The Tower

From the recording The Tower

<p>At some point, we are all locked in a tower of our own making and can see no way out.&nbsp; Sometimes it just takes a change of perspective to dissolve the real and imaginary walls holding us in.&nbsp; This is a song for my three beautiful daughters, a call to them to not wait for the prince to save them, to reject ideas of saviors and rather be the protagonists in their own quirky and beautiful stories.&nbsp;&nbsp; And sometimes, just sometimes I think it&rsquo;s a song I wrote to sing to my teenage self, to say &ldquo;one day, little bird, you will soar&rdquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>I have known many teenagers in my life, and so vividly remember being one. It is as yesterday to me, all the drama, the struggle for independence and sense of self. Most of all I remember the yearning, oh how I yearned. It is a time as if possessed, highly emotive and bewitched almost. Somehow it just all makes sense to me that Rapunzel is the one to give voice to such longing to become.</p>
<p>Written in July of 2011</p>
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Lyrics

<p>Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your golden hair<br /> Tumbling, fumbling from your fairy tale<br /> <br /> Hold through these witching years<br /> A tangle of fragile tears, so lost<br /> You thought that I could not hear<br /> Your lonely song<br /> Oh I know your fears<br /> For you&rsquo;re locked in this tower of feeling<br /> With no key<br /> No door<br /> You&rsquo;ve waited all twisted and plaited<br /> To become so much more<br /><br /> You wait for a prince to come<br /> But who shall he save you from, yourself?<br /> No one can gift you freedom<br /> It&rsquo;s a window cut through beauty&rsquo;s ransom<br /> Oh you&rsquo;re locked in this tower of feeling<br /> With no key<br /> No door<br /> You&rsquo;re waiting all twisted and plaited <br /> To become so, so much more<br /> <br /> Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down this hurting cage<br /> Rapunzel, Rapunzel let go this binding gauge <br /> Rapunzel the tower is yours to change<br /><br /> One day these shadows long<br /> Will fall to your brilliant song, I swear<br /> We all wander blind for years<br /> Only to open and see so clear<br /> No longer this tower of feeling<br /> With no key<br /> No door<br /> Don&rsquo;t wait all twisted and plaited<br /> To become so much more<br /> <br /> You are more.<br /><br /> Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your golden hair</p>