Given, Taken

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“Given, Taken”

The cold wind, the thin coats
The leaves that blow to God knows where
The pale sun, the broke clocks
Old ladies that sit and stare at air

[Chorus 1]
A man begins to write a letter
“Things haven't changed for the worse,
or for the better...”

The straw hats, the bare fields
A bird is landing on a broken plow
The lived through, the laughed to;
Darker hallways to the here and now

[Chorus 2]
A man is sitting on a table
thinking about the dying horses
in his stable
It's time for liquor in your coffee
The leaves are changing
and so are all your misdeeds.

The tried on, the shrugged off
her clothes are lying on a chair.
He's turned on, he's tossed off
the weaker union of a pair.

[Chorus 3]
There's something given in the taken,
and all I know is that we're all badly shaken.

Instrumental

[Chorus 4]
It's time for liquor in your coffee,
The leaves are changing
and so are all your misdeeds
There's something given in the taken
and I know that we are all
badly shaken

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from Find a Way, released May 18, 2018

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Kyle Orten Asheville, North Carolina

Kyle Orten is a sing-songwriter who believes the lyrics carry the song. He has played in North America, Europe and SE Asia.

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