Union Song

by Jona Byron

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Union Song is a song I wrote for a married couple and friends I have know for over 10 years now. My old friend and lapsteel guitarist Joel Bloom and I played at their wedding exactly 10 years ago and Yvette asked me to write a song for their 10 year anniversary, and she sent me a poem she had written and from that poem I shaped this song. It's probably the happiest song I've ever written and I'm glad I could give this gift. A big thanks to Katharina Gade for her beautiful backing vocals also, the idea of the song as a duet makes sense in it's context. - jb x

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Union Song

This is a union song for a human love
This is a union song for a human love
Their toes were bare and open
Nails painted gold
Leather hand plaited
Rose beads and bells

Dove cottage lavender
Mother’s roses bloom
Woven in strawberry leaves
The bouquet is complete

Turquoise for the guys
For the ladies tigers eye
Father's watch made grand
With a new plated band

The heavens did smile
A beautiful glow
Hovering birds fly home
And when one leads the other
They know to follow
And you shall lead each other and each other shall be your soul

To and fro

There is an ancient blessing
You were kindred from the start
There is a union setting to map the human heart

This is a union song for a human love

And you shall lead each other and each other shall be your soul

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released April 11, 2011
Written by Jona Byron and Yvette Brindle.

Jona Byron - vocals, guitars, claps
Katharina Gade - backing vocals

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Jona Byron

Jona Byron (aka Jonathan) is an Australian musician, composer, music producer, film maker and instrumentalist hailing from Melbourne Australia. He is most known for his songs 'Beautiful Bird', 'Joan of Arc' and 'Arm Yourself' from his debut album Extinct Hearts and for his adventures and music created in Iceland during 2010. ... more

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