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from Continental Divide by Britt Arnesen

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Though I began this song in 2001 while pondering Eagle Falls in Southeast Alaska, I wasn't able to pick it up until October 2009, looking out over Paradise Valley, Montana and thinking that some of the pick up trucks on the highway were driving home to a light on their porch door. But I couldn't quite put it together.

Finally, in January 2010, I understood why I had to go down to the waterfall. Forgiveness finished it off beautifully. And I'm much better now.


Words and music copyright 2010 by Britt Arnesen

Night has fallen on the valley floor
Husbands come home to a light on their porch door
There is no one for me to leave my light on for
Since you said this ain't your home anymore

So I'm walking my way down to the waterfall
Let the roar drown out my voice as I sing to myself the saddest songs
'Til I'm forgiven, I'm forgiven of it all
I'm forgiven, I drank forgiveness at the waterfall

It's a good ole time down at the waterfall
I skip along the mossy rocks until I slip and fall
'Til I forgive you, I forgive you of it all
I forgive you, I forgive you for it all

So people go down to your waterfall
C'mon and meet me at midnight at the waterfall
'Cause we're forgiven, We're all forgiven,
We are forgiven of it all
Just want you know I forgive you, I forgive you for it all.


from Continental Divide, released December 3, 2010
Words and music by Britt Arnesen.
Guitar, keyboard, bass, and vocals by 907Britt.
Thanks to Eagle Falls outside Juneau and Paradise Valley, Montana for helping inspire this song.


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Britt Arnesen Missoula, montana

Britt K. Arnesen is a Montana folksinger, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. She plays in the longtime Missoula band Pinegrass. Britt is originally from Juneau, Alaska.

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