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  • "We Walk As One" Heather Rankin f. Jimmy Rankin and Cookie Rankin

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    East Coast Music Award Nominee for Fan's Choice Video of the Year.

    The second single from Heather Rankin's debut solo album is "We Walk As One." Written by Rankin with David Tyson, it is a tribute to her family and her Cape Breton roots. Fittingly, she is joined on the track by her brother, Jimmy and sister, Cookie.

    The footage is of a musical gathering in the family home, the house we grew up in on Back Street, Mabou. The year is around 1973. It is very lonesome watching it, seeing how young and full of life we were, unaware of all the wonderful and challenging times that lay ahead.

    In one shot, Jimmy, Cookie, Susan, Nancy and I are singing a Gaelic song. I have no teeth. My father teased that I was going to need a partial.

    In another shot, both my parents (Kathleen and Alex J or Buddy) are sitting on the sofa enjoying the music with my brother David and myself sitting between them. Clearly, my father is modelling his Elvis side burns.

    There is another shot of my four eldest siblings playing together, John Morris (fiddle) Geraldine (piano), Genevieve (guitar) and David (ukulele).

    Raylene and Cookie (smaller of the two) are step dancing.

    Later on Raylene is seen looking very pensive, head tilted to the side while listening to the music. She was always the contemplative type, wise beyond her years.

    Produced by Playmaker Films, Directed by Scott Simpson (playmakerfilms.com)

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    Lyrics: (H. Rankin, D. Tyson)

    A humble abode at the end of the road

    That's what we called home

    We built our dreams from nothing it seems

    Working dimes to the bone

    Through thick and thin around and back again

    We held our own

    Cause we walked as one

    We may be wandering down different roads

    I still believe we walk as one

    Chaos and laughter raising the rafters

    No room to breathe

    It was duly noted we weren't voted

    Most likely to succeed

    But we made our choice to find our voice

    In harmony

    And we walked as one

    We may be wandering down different roads

    I still believe we walk as one

    It wasn't all good news as the decades flew

    There isn't anything I wouldn't do

    To be with the ones who passed away too soon

    The pumpkin's carved there's frost on the yard

    A first winter's kiss

    I feel inclined to go back in time

    And reminisce

    And chiming in is an old violin playing my heartstrings

    And I began to sing

    We may be wandering down different roads

    I still believe, still believe

    We may be wandering down different roads

    I still believe

    I still believe we walk as one Show less
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