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Devendra Banhart - This Is The Way

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Uploaded on May 24, 2008

Rejoicing in the Hands

Studio album by Devendra Banhart
Released April 24, 2004 (2004-04-24)
Recorded 2003
Genre Folk rock, Acoustic, Freak folk
Length 42:03
Label Young God
Producer Devendra Banhart
Michael Gira
Rejoicing in the Hands is the fourth album from freak folker Devendra Banhart and the second full release for the label Young God. It was recorded during 2003 and was released on April 24, 2004.

On Set:

Devendra Banhart - bass, guitar (acoustic, electric), piano, vocals, producer, drawing
Vashti Bunyan - vocals
Paul Cantelon - violin
Thor Harris - percussion, vibraphone
Julia Kent - cello
Joe McGinty - organ, piano
Steve Moses - percussion, drums
Michael Gira - producer
Jason LaFarge - engineer
Doug Henderson - mastering, mixing
Georgia Bridges - engineer
Lynn Bridges - engineer

Lyrics:

This the soup
That i believe in
This is the smoke
I'm always breathin'
This is the way
I share my breakfast
This is the way
I share my sentence

I know i know
I should lay low
I should stand tall

This is the beard
I'm always growin'
I know they're here
I see them floating
Her empress beards
They float so holy
Their beards are here
They gently hold me

Well who knows who knows
Yeah i may come home
Yeah i may return

This is the way
I'm always leaving
This is the soft
Voice of the evening
This is the way
I hear my father
These are the flames
That drown the water

Well i knew i knew
I could stand tall
I could lay low

This is the sound
That swims inside me
That circle sound
Is what surrounds me
This is the land
That grows around me
And these are the hands
That come in handy

Well we've known we've known
We've had a choice
We chose rejoice

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