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As the river bends towards its source it sheds unnecessary pieces that don't contribute to the flow anymore. An oxbow lake is a part of the river that is no longer in use. The oxbow in North Hampton, MA is the inspiration for this song. Its a kind of break up song between the river and the oxbow.

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When I meet with you again, my love, I trust my heart to decide
But this wilderness of conifers draws my banks towards the other side
And since the time we broke apart I've grown calm and deep and I've grown wide
Cause I'm the oxbow 'n you're the river its a 150 years since we aligned

Now my U-shaped bend
Is cut off from your current
You dug me out and I just don't know why

At first it was broken back holding birch logs that float down from your source
Now my mind is full of lovers holding their hands, kissing in the sun, in paddle boats
Their laughter is a wicked trick, their happiness makes me sick
But, when I meet with you again my love, our waters will rage and fight and curse.

Now my U-shaped bend
Is cut off from your current
You dug me out and I just don't know why

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from From Source to Sea, released September 25, 2012

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Honey and the Sting Middletown, Connecticut

Honey and the Sting is a group formed at Wesleyan University in 2012 and currently based in Philadelphia, PA. The groups first LP "From Source to Sea" is a musical journey along the Connecticut River. The group has continued to perform post-college in festivals and house shows. Honey and the Sting is Sam Long, Mel Hsu, Jess Best, Gemma Smith, and Howe Pearson. ... more

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