1. Forgiveness

From the recording Wyoming Territory


Kristina Stykos: lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, piano fills
Jeff Berlin: drums and percussion
Chas Eller: piano

Recorded and mixed by Kristina Stykos at Pepperbox Studio, Chelsea VT and in a composer’s studio at the Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano, Zampol Productions, NYC


(c) 2013 Kristina Stykos/BMI/Horse Thief Publishing

You’ve said that many times
What have you lost here
What do you hope to find
Where the hawk is lifted up
Where the moon she rise
Where the tears no longer hide
And they fill your eyes
Where a thousand tales and prayers
Like smoke have reached the sky
Will you still require

You’ve said that many ways
In the confusion of our nights
And the bright light of our days
When you feel your body fall
When there’s nothing left to fight
Where there’s no one to be spared
And no one to set things right
When the only one who’s true
Is the spirit of your life
Will you still require - forgiveness

I see where you have been
Where the golden sweetgrass grows
On the highways of the wind
Let me bring you to our life
You can lay your burden down
There’s no need to carry on
We can lie here on the ground
Only sky and clouds and sun
And the earth beneath our backs
And the love that we have shared
Isn’t that - forgiveness