Lily Died For Love

by Eric George

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Lily died for love She put her son above herself And oh, what a spell What a spell   Lily died for love  But she smiles through The eyes of her child It runs in the blood Dying doesn’t let the love Let up   Lily died for love She put her son above herself And oh, what a spell What a spell   Running from the ones who wouldn’t lose From words unheard he did choose Born to those who have thrice defied Born as the seventh month dies   Lily died for love She put her son above herself And oh, what a spell What a spell  
2.
Privet Drive 02:57
Streetlights go out Hearts full of doubt  For here is a house With no magic about   And oh, what pretty little houses All the flowers in their rows What would the people in the town say If anyone was any other way   Given a bed  Boot heels overhead Underfed Imagination unsaid   And oh, what pretty little houses All the flowers in their rows What would the people in the town say If anyone was any other way
3.
The Truth 02:31
I’ll give you the truth today Lily you are just like me I’ve seen the magic of your play I’ll give you the truth today   You and I are just the same It matters not from where you came I’ve waited for so long to say I’ll give you the truth today
4.
Flight 02:54
I’ve been running all my days Chased and pushed around But when I took to the sky I left that life on the ground   This was easy, this was wonderful I was made for flight   Flowing wind around my frame Blows these troubles away What compares to cutting through the air Or kicking against the clay   This was easy, this was wonderful I was made for flight
5.
I’ve been running all my days Chased and pushed around But when I took to the sky I left that life on the ground   This was easy, this was wonderful I was made for flight   Flowing wind around my frame Blows these troubles away What compares to cutting through the air Or kicking against the clay   This was easy, this was wonderful I was made for flight
6.
Draco 02:33
I was going down the train track I was going home Since then I’ve never looked back I was going home   A poor boy sat beside me And we became friends Never had someone to share with No money to spend   Then somebody said  You’re choosing the losing side He said it with pride But it was a lie   Draco some day you’ll know What the world you wanted looks like And your shadow might just want to Run to the light   And if somebody says  You’re choosing the losing side Know the river that divides  Is not that wide
7.
Could have been the one Chosen to bring him down It just took a little while To bring out the courage deep down   Like a seed in the deepest Part of your heart Watered by rage at  The ones who tore your family apart   Then one day with a sword in your hand You look ‘round And you know you’re holding in your hand The courage deep down   Could have been the one Chosen to bring him down It just took a little while To bring out the courage deep down
8.
What’s right and what is easy Divides us completely What’s right and what is easy Divides us completely   Dark times lie ahead of us And it’s going to beg of us That the light you have  You don’t lose   And if you stray across the path of it Remember what happened to A good man, you must choose   What’s right and what is easy Divides us completely What’s right and what is easy Divides us completely  
9.
All the elements we persuade And all the incantations  All the potions ever made And all the divinations   They shine for us to see and hear But our choices are a magic just as real   This is magic at its deepest This is magic at its deepest   All the bones and things we mend And all the conjurations All the air and light we bend And all the wild sensations   They shine for us to see and feel But our choices are a magic just as real   This is magic at its deepest This is magic at its deepest
10.
I wanna take down the ministry of magic The pureblood-loving  Power-hungry bureaucratics The Fountain of Brethren told a lie   I get the Prophet every day at half-past nine If you can’t see the lies then you must be blind Seems like the paper’s in the pocket of a cursed few Just because the government says it  Doesn’t make it true   You wanna run a school like a government camp Teaching that some people aren’t worth a damn Fearing those people you oppress like despots do One of these days you gonna see what they can do   It doesn’t matter much to who you were born What matters is who you become Who’s to hold magic ain’t for you to decide All you want it power and for that  You need to divide

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This album is about Harry Potter. It was created, recorded and mixed by me, Eric George, and is dedicated to Jim Dale.

Danica Cunnungham - Violin, track 9.
Mastered by Jer Coons

© 2020 by Eric George

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released March 30, 2020

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Eric George Burlington, Vermont

Eric George is a Vermont-based songwriter, sound engineer, and performer of original music and poetry. One of the most prolific folk musicians of the Northeast music scene, he is intent upon maintaining the integrity of American folk music while taking a contemporary approach to songwriting. ... more

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