January 4, 2021

Feel Lighter

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Belfast, Maine

Alex befriends a potter named Dehmie, and a meaningful gift creates a connection between the two like-minded artists.

Background

Dehmie calls the clay pot a “boat” as she gives it to him and says, “Whenever you look at this boat, think of how I believe in you.”

Alex told this story to Khalid and Will, who collaborated with him to create this documentary song. The recording is a run-through after the first draft of the song was completed.

Presented as part of the Push Farther Project – Live at Union Hall, December 2019

Lyrics

Dehmie came into my life
She made the most beautiful thing
A boat made of clay that she gave to me
This feels like a weight that could make me feel lighter
Like a weight that could make me feel lighter

She’s been through school, been through self-doubt
She said whenever you look at this boat
Think about how I believe in you
This feels like a weight that could make me feel lighter
Like a weight that could make me feel lighter

It’s thin but when I hold it in my hands
It’s heavy
Maybe it can hold the weight
I carry, I carry
This feels like a weight that could make me feel lighter
Like a weight that could make me feel lighter

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