There are fires you have to keep tending

I had the honor of helping organize & attending a concert with Cosy Sheridan and TR Ritchie last night through a group of friends I organize concerts with as part of the Downeast Concert Collective. One song she sang particularly haunted me so I wanted to include the lyrics here. This is available on her Live At Cedarhouse recording at http://www.cosysheridan.com/liveatcedarhouse.htm and you can listen to a clip (and order the CD) at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cosysheridan7

SOME FIRES
By COSY SHERIDAN
http://www.cosysheridan.com/

there is comfort you do not grow out of, shoes you cannot replace
birthdays you always look back on, goodbyes you cannot erase
there are memories you never go back to, and those where you always return
there are fires you have to keep tending, and those that just know how to burn
there’s a walk you wish never ended, a friendship you wish never changed
hopes you wish they’d hold onto, adjustments you just can’t arrange
there’s a summer perfect and golden, when the young and the foolish don’t know
there are torches you have to carry, and those that will follow wherever you go
but a life doesn’t go where you lead it, adventures don’t do what they’re told
and i don’t know the reason, why i push myself out in the cold
so find me an answer to the bump in the night, why some love won`t let you alone
some fires go out when you leave them, some keep burning all on their own
there are memories you never go back to, and those where you always return
there are fires you have to keep tending, and those that just know how to burn

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