The Dove

from by Lara Ruggles

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A dove made a home in my chest cavity
with a fast-beating heart and fluttering wings
and she hides from the world, scared of what she sees
and I keep it a secret that she could bring peace

A dove made a home, a home in my chest
and that bird’s got a secret she wants to forget
she’s been holding it long enough that it’s buried deep

she only sings out when nobody can hear
‘cause she doesn’t believe there’s nothing to fear
she’s seen lives ended over a dreamer’s speech

so don’t let courageous thoughts into your head
don’t you believe a single word they’ve said
keep it close to you, hold on, hold on, hold onto it

please, please, please let her be
she’ll wear a red letter for the times she’s let you down
just don’t expect her feathers to love the sky or leave the ground
please, please, please let her be

this dove’s made her mind up never to leave
she’s the song in my rib cage that I’ll never sing
‘cause this world’s just too much for her fragile wings

A dove made a home in my chest cavity
with a fast-beating heart and fluttering wings
and she hides from the world, scared of what she sees
and I keep it a secret that she could bring peace

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from Cynics & Saints, released October 2, 2015

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Lara Ruggles Boulder, Colorado

After 3 1/2 years of sweat, pain, tears, love and actual blood, Lara Ruggles released Cynics & Saints on Immersive Records in October 2015.
FEMMusic: “…the most honest album I’ve heard since James Taylor or Joan Baez. Every single song exposes and elevates her.”
PopMatters: “…the 29-year-old combines Americana and lavish 1970s Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter fare with the confidence of a master."
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