keening-albumMy manager emailed me yesterday with the news that my latest project, Keening For the Dawn, has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award under the category of Spiritual Recording of the Year.

 

Of course we’re delighted.  The awards will be announced in Calgary on October 8th.

I noticed my friend Don Amero on the list as well. His latest, Heart On My Sleeve,  is up for Aborigional Recording of the Year. Congratulations Don!

 

Here’s the title track for Keening (written by myself and Malcolm Guite):

KEENING FOR THE DAWN
music Steve Bell  lyric Steve Bell and Malcolm Guite

On and on the night goes on
Brooding dark before the dawn
We are waiting
Worried lips rehearse our creeds
Bellies swollen with your seed
We are waiting
Hardened shards of broken bread
Small consolations in your stead
Soured wine a tonic for the pain
Dutifully we take our fill
Still we long to see your face again

Keening for the dawn as such
Stirs the memory of your touch
We are waiting
We are waiting

Hungry work, these endless feasts
Shriveling as we all increase
We are waiting
Weary eyes take in the sights
Smarting under tinseled lights
We are waiting
Break the too-familiar word
Hearing strains we’ve never heard
A double-edge that pierces through the pain
All that we shall see fulfilled
The dawning day we see your face again

Keening for the dawn as such
Stirs the memory of your touch
We are waiting
We are waiting

Malcolm and Steve / Lake Arrowhead, CA  June 2013

Malcolm ‘n Me / Lake Arrowhead, CA June 2013

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