Greater Good

from Jewels Under Glass by Stacey Dowswell

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There's plenty of songs out there about being unrequited in love. This song comes from the other side of that fence.


So many faces pass me day to day
Avoiding my eyes without a thought or a compromise
So many traces of stories left untold
Here’s one of mine
One of mine

How could I have known
That five minutes indiscretion could hurt so much?
Superficial as it was to me
I should have foreseen it would cut you so deep
So very deep

So for your benefit I’ll fade away
And for your greater good
I won’t say a single solitary word
But don’t you go think for a moment
I’m not peering from my nest
On my side of the world
Wishing you the best

We’re all doing our best just to touch the sky
Soaring on ricepaper wings
Counting down the days till we say goodbye
We all know that one day the fall will come
But we never suspect the hands that stand
Beside us in the here and now


from Jewels Under Glass, track released June 15, 2017
Jeff D. Elliott on lead guitar


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Stacey Dowswell Toronto, Ontario

Stacey Dowswell is a Toronto-based singer-songwriter. Her flexible vocal stylings give way to an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, and country. Born and bred on and off stages in Sarnia, Ontario, she wears her dramatic flair and many influences on her sleeve; introspective lyrics and non-standard tunings support a voice that soars or soothes as the moment requires. ... more

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