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Rembrandt Afternoons

by Tret Fure

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Freedom 03:42
CHORUS: Carry Freedom in your heart Carry Justice as a goal Carry Love in every fiber of the fabric of your soul Carry Freedom in your heart Carry Justice as a goal Carry Love in every fiber of the fabric of your soul When your seams are tearing And your sleeves are threadbare And your shoes are wearing from the road When your spirit’s too thin And your heart’s too heavy Remember all that you’ve been told CHORUS When the world seems shredded And our battles stitched up And the fighting nothing more than show When our fuel is fracked And our lives hi-jacked Remember all that we’ve been told CHORUS: Still our lives aren’t equal It’s just another sequel To a tragic tale that we’ve been sold When I can’t get married And I can’t be buried By the one I’ve pledged forevermore CHORUS:
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Now I Know 03:30
Now I Know It wasn’t that long ago I was so all alone Sitting on a love seat Waiting by the phone For a call that never came From the one who didn’t show Wasn’t sure what was happening But now I know It wasn’t that long ago But time does move along When you think you just can’t sing You find a better song And in the singing you find comfort In the song, a brand new show Wasn’t sure what was happening But now I know It was you behind the curtain You, I hadn’t met And when I finally did You were the one I ‘d not forget It was you who threw the life line As I headed out to sea What good fortune You found me It wasn’t that long ago I was so all alone Sitting on a love seat Waiting by the phone For a call that never came From the one who didn’t show Wasn’t sure what was happening But now I know
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Tender 04:13
You’ve come into your own Like no one could imagine A choice you made yourself No celebrity, no fashion A glass about to break The shell around your heart Now you have the choice The map, the means, the chart How hard to find an answer That can free you like a song How hard to tend a body In which you do not belong The calling of your true self The calling of your heart Now you have the choice The map, the means, the chart Sometimes we are born into the wrong place and time Sometimes it’s as simple as gender It isn’t ever simple and wrong can still be right And the heart should always be tender I fell into a family that has Love as its back door And it’s always swinging wide For the richest and the poor There’s room for any shape or size There’s room for every heart And you have a choice A map, a means, a chart Sometimes we are born into the wrong place and time Sometimes it’s as simple as gender It isn’t ever simple and wrong can still be right And the heart should always be tender The challenge is acceptance In each and every hour No matter what the package No matter where the power The toughest transition is To open up our hearts But we have the choice The map, the means, the chart Sometimes we can step into the right place and time Sometimes it’s no longer the pretender Still, It isn’t ever simple and wrong can still be right And the heart should always be tender
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How We Dare 03:55
How does a plane disappear from the skies How do we lose so many lives Not even a moment to say goodbye How does a plane disappear from the sky How does a husband disappear from his wife After they’ve lived together all of their lives How does the memory go but the body survives How does a husband disappear from his wife These mysteries are more than we can bear But sometimes in the day to day, we forget they’re even there It’s how we can live our lives It’s how we dare How does a lonely heart not disappear When the one they love’s no longer here How do they find the strength to stay clear How does a lonely heart not disappear These mysteries are more than we can bear But sometimes in the day to day, we forget they’re even there It’s how we can live our lives It’s how we dare How we can move through these broken times To so deeply care
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I pulled a bottle from the sea In hopes it was a time capsule Or maybe some lost treasure A way to look at life anew Through someone else’s deja vu For just a moment in time I saw a wedding and a vow A two hand toss into the waves To a future beyond measure A time to hold this life as new To start a love that would be true For just a moment in time Or was it thrown by one betrayed A dark attempt to seek some vengeance And in that toss to find some pleasure A sinking splash into the blue A love no longer felt as true In a moment of time But it held nothing more than sand Some would say it held a promise Or a loss of opportunity What I see is glass in glass Worn through all the ages A moment in time I found a picture in a frame Two women walking arm in arm They seemed to talk a tender care The way they leaned, a fiery touch Or am I reading far too much In this moment of time They could be lovers or just friends Maybe sisters on a stroll A tete a tete, a secret shared Or a new romantic crush Or am I looking for too much In this moment of time It was an image cast away Tossed into a trunk with many others Was it calling out to me For what I see is heart in heart Warm through all the ages A moment in time
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Dark the night, the new moon rising Far away from the light of day As I set sail for distant shores The dazzling stars will light my way But if clouds roll in and mask the north star And I am adrift upon the seas My inner compass is what I have To get me to my better me My better me So many times i’ve rolled these waves A pilgrim on my pilgrim’s quest To find the heart of all that holds me And carry light within my breast But sails will tear and masts will break And I’ll be lost upon the blue But if I can hold my rudder strong I’ll ride the roll, my path is true My path is true Carry Me Hold me steadfast on my journey Loose my voice that it will carry Carry Me Home Secure the lines and hold the bow I’m coming in for just a spell To walk the earth a steady gait And break the solid from the swell But soon again the new moon rises Far away from the light of day As I set sail for one more round Your dazzling eyes will light my way
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Riverbank 03:33
There’s a warm wind whistling through the pine boughs There’s a red sun setting ‘neath the clouds And as the day turns softly into evening I want to sing my love to you out loud Chorus So if you follow me to the riverbank We can float on out to the sea And if you promise to travel the world with me I will promise you love eternally There’s the silver of moon upon the slipstream There’s the shimmer of stars across the sky As the heavens turn from indigo to velvet I want to sing my love out as a cry Chorus 2 Bridge: Ooh, ooh ooh We’ll glide upon the water Ooh, ooh, ooh we’ll skate when winter calls Ooh, ooh, As long as we’re together Summer winter spring and fall There’s the salty spray of summer oceans And the peppered sleet against the pane As the seasons dissolve one to other I want to sing my love for you again
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He made a figure eight knit scarf To keep me warm in winter Gray as the color in my hair I wore it on those icy days Those cold December nights Now I can’t find it anywhere It was made with so much love The finest woolen yarn With tender, articulated care I was delighted to be given A gift from his crafting hands Now I can’t find it anywhere Doesn’t mean it didn’t mean that much to me Doesn’t mean I’m foolish or foolhearted I was sitting in Atlanta waiting for my plane I dashed away and I guess i forgot it She found the perfect heart shaped stone A promise of our love Gray as the color in my hair I kept it in my pocket To remind me of her trust Now I can’t find it anywhere Doesn’t mean it didn’t mean that much to me Doesn’t mean I’m foolish or foolhearted I was leaving New York City, checking out of my hotel I dashed away and I guess i forgot it Still I know that it’s unsettling To lose an object of affection But it’s not a loss of loving or of care What matters most of all Is the thought and all the feeling And that’s something that I always find here It was a queen of hearts star cup To keep my coffee warm Gray as the color in my hair Something I could travel with To remind me to come home Now I can’t find it anywhere Doesn’t mean it didn’t mean that much to me Doesn’t mean I’m foolish or foolhearted It was sitting on the roof as I was packing up the car And I drove away and I guess i forgot it At least I didn’t lose my heart, it’s with you here
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Slipper Mood 02:57
Well my dog don’t bark But my dogs sure do Especially when they’re in Uncomfortable shoes I’m on them all morning Night and afternoon I’m bruised and blistered Lickin’ my wounds I can’t wait to get home And slip into A soft, sleepy Slipper mood Well my pup’s asleep But my puppies are whining I”m standing all day And then I have to remind myself To sit right down Take a load off my feet When I put them up It feels so sweet I can’t wait to get home And slip into A soft, sleepy Slipper mood Slipper mood Slipper mood I’m warm inside And comfy too Safe and sound in My bedroom groove A soft, sleepy Slipper mood The kittens are purring But this cat’s uptight My toes are tender My sole’s not right I forget how to stop To put my business to rest I’m far too busy My mind’s a mess I can’t wait to get home And slip into A soft, sleepy Slipper mood
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Worry Stones 02:15
On my chest a worry stone Meant to rub away my woes Much too often as I fret I don’t take time or I forget I get too rushed to even breathe Then fall away in restless sleep In my pocket a treasured piece Tucked away and meant to ease My fragile soul, my mending heart It holds together my torn apart I try to stop and look to see Then fall away in restless sleep Stones to heal and stones to soothe To silence fear, to turn a mood But how can they accomplish this When the heart is where we find our bliss These amulets, these treasured gifts I’m pulled in or set adrift I wish they had the power to Make me bold and solid through But all that I can hope to be Is tossing in my restless sleep Stones to heal and stones to soothe To silence fear, to turn a mood But how much can they really say When the heart is how we find our way

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released October 1, 2015

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Tret Fure Newport News, Virginia

Tret Fure began her career at 16, singing in coffeehouses in the Midwest. At 19 , she moved to LA and within a year was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, penning the single for his album “Mousetrap”.  In 1973 she recorded her first solo album on MCA/UNI Records, with Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. 
Tret has released 16 acclaimed albums in her long career..
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