We built a home

by SextonBlake

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The first song released on SextonBlake's first album.
For almost 120 years it has been our collective home where the community gathers to play, to celebrate, to share knowledge and to feel connection. Just like in love, the Rossland Miners Hall is evolving; filling cracks, repairing wounds and expanding its possibilities. Pay what you want for this song download and 100% of proceeds go to the Miners Hall attic renovation. Only $151 000 short of RCAC's goal. Donate now and give back to the hall all the love she has shown you. We hope you enjoy this song.

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It was dark when the pockets of gold
were lining the walls
Built by gentlemen with strong arms
Our brothers and uncles and fathers and sons

This place was built as a symbol for you and I
We are a union
That we are standing in
Brace yourself for stronger love
four stories high

We didn't built a hall
We built a home together

Snow fall raindrops
rattled the bones
we're fallin apart
Break down, restart
easier than
to work it out

This place was built as a symbol for you and I
We are a union
That we are standing in
Brace yourself for stronger love
four stories high

We didn't built a hall
We built a home together

We can build it up
Trust in the walls
see the holes
let in the light
don't go messing around
with what was once strong
because of a crack

credits

released April 19, 2016
Lyrics and Music: Sexton Blake (Nadine Tremblay)

Music Production : Rupert Keiller and Sexton Blake

Extras : Soleil Bitting, Isla Bitting, Richie Mann, Larry Doell, Andy Morel, Egbert Plug, Ann Damude, Lyndsay Fraser, Kimberley Pegg, Anna ?, Rory Belter, Kristen Renn, Caelum Scott, Robert Turnbull, Kathy Moore.

Choir : Emily Barrie, Lea Scherck, Shelly McKay, Aaron Cosbey, Chuck Cram, Michele Desjardins, Maya Kalmakov, Theshini Naicker, Carol Pears, Phil Power, Susan Benzer, Bridget O.Malley, Brenda Henry, Lynn Amann, Carol Curie, Andy Morel.

Special thanks to Rupert Keiller, Caelum Scott, Ann Damude, Kathy Moore and the City of Rossland.

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SextonBlake Rossland, British Columbia

Nadine Tremblay created her alter ego ‘Sexton Blake’ for the launch of her newest career as a songstress/ DJ. Miss Blake has stage fright so playing a character is necessary and as for the origin of the name, ask your Cockney friends about what it means. Sexton’s music is innovative and energetic with hip hop, indie, synth-pop and electro influences, from the garage to the studio to you. ... more

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