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Longshore Lyrics
Introduction - 0
Senses - 1
Kraal Boma - 2
St.Davy's Blues - 3
The Braw Lads - 4
Childhood Echoes - 5
Frädi Cat - 6
Hankuk Recall - 7
Fireworks at English Bay - 8
Depense - 9
La Reine de Cuisine - 10
Light and Day - 11
Handout - 12
Nelson Street - 13
Framegame - 14
Love in Vancouver - 15
Short Walk Eastside - 16
Drumsongs - 17
Pelt of the Ten Tines - 18
Buddybombs - 19
Coho Communion - 20
Ravenpromise - 21
Coho Communion
When we dip our fingers
into this pink flesh
tear it
raise it to our lips
we take communion
with our Mother Sea.
Strong fish!
Swimmer of the world!
I will remember your silver
when I am old and gone
and coho no longer flow
up the river–veins of this land.
I will carry your memory
within my bones into a time
of salmon legends.