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Driving Away
Co-written with Annabelle Chvostek


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13 December 2007 - Bruce has co-written a song with Annabelle Chvostek, formerly of the Wailin' Jennys. The Cockburn Project contacted Annabelle for information and she responded.

"Bruce and I met at the Winnipeg Folk Festival summer 2006, and I performed with him as a Wailin' Jenny at Edmonton Folk Fest 2 weeks later. I've since left that band to persue my solo work. We stayed in contact and decided to collaborate on a song together, which mostly took place here in Montreal. I think he's started trying it out in front of audiences, and our collaboration will appear on my upcoming album tentatively titled "Resilience", due out in spring 2008. Bruce and I sing it and play it as a duet with vocals and acoustic guitar. He does a fantastic solo. The song is called Driving Away, a bit of a meditation on the crazy world and some of the more challenging human impulses that happen within it. It was a delightful collaboration. Quite magical, the way it flowed."

Driving Away

The dichotomy of being a sentient being
Driving away, driving away
Angel in the heart, lost out this time
driving away, driving away
The Calamity of seeing
And fleeing the sight
Driving away, blue as the night

Driving away
Blue as the night
Mustang, lizard, mud and light
Blood and diamond, fight or flight

Right?

The picture of the world
Thatís coming clear
Driving away, driving away
The things you never though your ears would hear
Driving away, driving away
The ashes of a heart
Drift past the lights
Driving away, blue as the night

Driving away
Blue as the night
Mustang, lizard, mud and light
Blood and diamond, flight or flight

Right?

© Bruce Cockburn and Annabelle Chvostek, 2007.

Related Links:
  • Annabelle Chvostek
  • Bruce Cockburn - 2006 - Winnepeg Folk Festival
  • Wailin' Jennys - 2006- Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Bruce - 2006 - Edmonton Folk Festival
  • Annabelle - 2006 - Edmonton Folk Festival

  • ~bobbi wisby





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