Song for Zoe

by A Raven Called Crow

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This song is dedicated to Zoe Cassidy and all those who have loved and been loved and inspired by him. Zoe, if you were here, I would sit by you and sing for you. This song was written several months ago, but I really didn't understand what it was about until now.

The part that I understand much deeper, which speaks to me most about Zoe's life is the chorus. The verses, to me, are like his art.
The chorus goes..
' Take this button it's my eye It's been with me since I was a baby and I first met the sky'.

This never made any sense to me until today when I was thinking deeply about how much Zoe inspired me, how our art-minds danced together. How much we sparked eachother. How we loved eachother's art.

To me these lyrics speak of the moment when a baby first sees the sky, an immense expanse of wonder that becomes commonplace to us as we grow older.
The innocence and purity of a baby's vision,when they see something for the first time- that is something I believe Zoe didn't lose. 'Take this button it's my eye' to me, speaks to the art that Zoe generously poured forth into this world.
To me, this line reminds me to 'See like a child, see for the first time, see the joy I see', Which is the message I felt Zoe's art and life emanated.

These lyrics make sense now. They are for you Zoe, Thank you for your glittering beads of wisdom, thankyou for letting us look through your button-eye of joy. may you dance free and joyful as a cotonwool lamb in the glitter-bead sky by the light of the paper moon. XOX R. I.P dear friend.

These are the lyrics.

Oh Little Lamby
Made of cotton wool.
Chasing a little shephard
cut of card
and stuck with
Glue.
Go up to the stars
which are painted glitter beads
high up to the sky
which is coloured by our Dreams

Take this button it's my eye
It's been with me since
I was a baby
and I first saw the sky
x2

Oh Little Caterpillar
Made of Lentils and pencil lines
12 little lentil legs
and a googley
eye

Take this button it's my eye
It's been with me since
I was a baby and I first saw the sky

Take this button it's my eye
It's been with me since
I was a baby and I first saw the sky

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released February 12, 2014

The picture is from a cardboard box world I made with my tiny friend Ezra Gabriel. There's a rainbow mirror, a girraftopus, a hammerhead shark with legs, raindrops that rain cloud drops, star berries and swamps with sea creatures. It was created with Zoe on my mind.

Thank you Tarran Gabriel ( The Tailor) for helping me master this song.

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Track Name: Painted Glitter Beads
Oh Little Lamby
Made of cotton wool.
Chasing a little shephard
cut of card
and stuck with
Glue.
Go up to the stars
which are painted glitter beads
high up to the sky
which is coloured by our Dreams

Take this button it's my eye
It's been with me since
I was a baby
and I first saw the sky
x2

Oh Little Caterpillar
Made of Lentils and pencil lines
12 little lentil legs
and a googley
eye

Take this button it's my eye
It's been with me since
I was a baby and I first saw the sky

Take this button it's my eye
It's been with me since
I was a baby and I first saw the sky