Dance Right Out of My Grave

from by James Olin Oden

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about

One night after a dreadful work week, I was at a Driftwood show at Motorco in Durham, NC. I was dead on my feet and really only there to support Driftwood, otherwise I would have been home sleeping. At some point the music really started to pick up with Claire’s fiddling ripping away, and before I knew it I was dancing. I had forgotten about the week’s travails was alive and dancing away.

lyrics

Lying here in darkness, in Silence,
I cannot taste, I cannot feel.
A weary heart of stone, cold and still,
buried neath the layers of worry and doubt.

The seasons change all around me
I am unmoved in my winter time
The hoary frost gathers all around,
My lonely beggars tomb.

Like a mighty trump from above,
the fiddle plays full of love,
My heart starts to beat in time.
I’ve no more time to spend,
Lying here in silence,
Oh I feel so alive!

You make me want to dance out of my grave,
You make me want to dance out of my grave,
Oh you make me feel alive!
You make me want to dance out of my grave,
You make me want to dance out of my grave,
Oh you make me feel alive!

Each chord shimmering with life,
Harmonies cut like a knife,
Through the darkness surrounding me.
How can this song be contained,
In this cold cold clay,
Breaking through the Earth I bloom to see the day.

You make me want to dance out of my grave,
You make me want to dance out of my grave,
Oh you make me feel alive!
You make me want to dance out of my grave,
You make me want to dance out of my grave,
Oh you make me feel alive!

A mighty wind from above descends upon us,
As we beat as one,
Fiery tongues of love rest upon us,
And we speak what the world has never heard.

Oh we’re dancing, we’re dancing,
This is life.
Oh we’re dancing, we’re dancing,
This is life.

credits

from Deeper Dance, released May 1, 2016
Caitlin Cary - Vocals
Donovan McCain - Mandolin
James Olin Oden - Classical Guitar, Vocals
Joey Arcuri - Standup Bass
Ruffin McCoy - Classical Guitar

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James Olin Oden Raleigh, North Carolina

It's always been about what moves the heart. The songs I sing are compelling stories whose telling must be told over and over again. The stories range from dark acts that should not be forgotten to the silly revelries that we should never forsake. My hope is that as my heart is moved by the music so too may yours be moved.

Sláinte Mhór...James

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