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Building a Bridge

by Samara Jade

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Written by Samara at the start of the Corona-pocolypse, and produced by Asheville engineer Robert George at Sound Temple Studios.


Building a Bridge

Here we are standing at this slippery precipice

Gazing out with vertigo to the pathless abyss

As we spiral in descent it’s hard to see if we’re on track

But one thing is for certain - there is no turning back

So what will you sacrifice, what will you leave behind?

What tools do you carry in your spirit, soul and mind?

What hardships have you gone through that prepared you for this strife?

What gifts do you offer at the altar of life?


We are building a bridge across the unknown

We’re all going together, no one’s going alone

We’re all building a bridge and we each bring a stone

No one’s built it before but the blueprint is in our bones

We’ve been living in a sick way that won’t work anymore

Now the sickness is inside us, we can no longer ignore

We’ve taken and we’ve dominated all that we could claim

And now we’re being colonized by something we can’t tame

Because the earth she is wild and she wants us to slow down

And remember our own wildness that connects to the ground

Where our roots grow down deep and they all are intertwined

In this new world we’ll be leaving separation behind


We are the descendents of the ones who have lived through

Plagues and wars and genocide, flood and famine too

Their wisdom lives on in the ground, in our bones and dreams

Let's call upon the ancient ones to guide us through this scene

May they help us remember how it feels to be in sync

With the rhythms of the earth that we’re inseparably linked

There’s no going back to normal - at least the normal we’ve known of

We are crossing to a new world on a bridge we build with love



released August 6, 2020
Guitar and vocals recorded by Samara Jade, everything else recorded/produced/mixed/mastered by Robert George.

Samara Jade - acoustic guitar and vocals
Chris Rosser - piano
Zack Page - bass
Alan Hall drums
Rich Nelson - guitar
Lyndsay Pruett- violin
Robert George -percussion
Pamela Bruner -backing vocals
David LaMotte - backing vocals
Cary Cooper - backing vocals
Kevin MacBeth - backing vocals
Bob Bencze - backing vocals
Matthew Duplessie - backing vocals


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Samara Jade Asheville, North Carolina

Samara Jade is a migratory songbird who resides in Western North Carolina but takes her nest on wheels all around this vast country. She sings to integrate her life experiences, attempt to understand her reality and to praise the beauty of the underlying layers of existence. ... more

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