Miss You Sam

from by Britt Arnesen

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by Britt K. Arnesen

Draw a picture of your heart now
I'll play a song for only you
Of the time when last I saw you
Of the numbered days that we once knew
Miss you Sam

Potatoes for our supper
On a rosemary day
Magnolias from your sweetheart
I'd give you every flower god ever made
All for you Sam

A taller tree now you're climbing
Reaching up for the sky when
I grabbed your hand in a dream
And woke before I could say
Miss you Sam

Another penny from my pocket
To the fountain I did throw
Mumbling "I'm sorry"
In a language only you and I know
Miss you Sam

Then I feel your wind out walking
The lagoon, the driftwood caves
I hear your voice in salted hollows
See your smile upon madrona waves
Miss you Sam

A taller tree now you're climbing
Reaching up for the sky when
I held my breath in a dream
And woke before I could say
Love you Sam


from Dream In Blue, released June 8, 2018
Songwriting, guitar, upright bass, and vocals by Britt Arnesen
Mixed/mastered by Brian Hazard and Resonance Mastering.
Recorded February 2018 by Britt Arnesen in Missoula, Montana.

Britt is playing an 1891 Martin parlor guitar, size 2 1/2 style 17 (thanks, Kim Rice) and a 1942 Kay Bass, tuned to the standard of A = 432.

About Sam: I met Sam Carter when I wintered in Friday Harbor, Washington, while recording my first album. Sam was a dear friend and daytime companion. He loved music, especially reggae. He had grown up divided between Alaska and Friday Harbor and the love of these two places was something we shared. Sam was a tree climber and cared for many iconic trees on the island. He showed me the ones he worked on, including the big beautiful magnolia downtown. I'll never forget smelling it for the first time. We went for walks on the beaches and hillsides together and I loved cooking for him. We inspired healthy habits in each other. My son was in kindergarten and I recorded my album in the middle of the night while he was sleeping. During the daytime I'd compose harmony parts and write new songs. Sam was always supportive and encouraging of my musical ideas and was a source of emotional strength for me. He was a good soul. The sea took Sam way too young and he is deeply missed by the many souls he touched.


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Folksinger and songwriter Britt K. Arnesen is from Juneau, Alaska. She currently resides in Missoula, Montana.

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