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A re-arranged, re-recorded version of the of the very first song from Youth in a Roman Field, written in 2009. Here's to the end of the decade and the new ones to come!


Today, I missed you greatly
Leaves were green upon the trees
The flowers, blooming for you
Celebrating what could be
I look around at all the happy people and I see
How very far away you truly have become from me

And as the breeze caresses
I breathe air from rain that heals
Only the brittle grasses, not my heart (how deep it feels!)
My open eyes embrace the sky, oh everything but you
How beautiful this world is
Share with me, my dear, the view

If you could only lay your fears to rest in my embrace
I'd help you to release this show of anguish on your face
You cannot hide (why do you try?)
Your need for something more
This overflowing love our hearts no longer can ignore

So join me, jump in the sea!
This freedom - it also terrifies me
But if we go with that in mind
I'm sure you'll see that we may find
Not necessarily a dream come true
A lifetime where happiness always follows through
But something that is ours to hold
As closely as we do each other
Where finally, we're not afraid

I'm ready, won't you come with me
I'll see you through the way
And even on the other side, it may not be okay
I cannot promise all the world, there's nothing left to do
But freely and with joy, I give all of myself to you


released December 27, 2019
Written by Claire Wellin
Co-Produced by Claire Wellin and Allen Tate
Performed by Claire Wellin (vocals/violin), Scott Stangland (acoustic guitar), Tiffany Topol (baritone ukelele), Jamie Mohamdein (upright bass), Cassidy Stirtz (viola)
Recorded and mixed by Kyle Joseph
Mastered by Tyler McDiarmid
Artwork by Steve Ponzo
Photo by Anthony Mulcahy
Special thanks to Nate Kreichman


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