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Principle of Loving

by Sama Dams

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'Principle of Loving' was born in Portland, OR over the course of 2017. I wrote the demo in our back garden over a sample of half-filled wine glasses that I had recorded while babysitting at a friend's house. It's a song about loss, but also about being open-handed and forgiving. My grandfather, whom I loved dearly, passed away in early 2017 and his absence left a big hole in my life. This song is dedicated to him - it's a reflection of what life is like when we live open-handedly and lovingly towards each other.

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It's like the morning never happened
You say you heard me but you don't reckon
The record's skipping, it's not broken
Over and over again

Mosquitoes find me the darkness
I look so hard but I can't focus
They find me and they rob me
Of what I can't defend

It's the principle of loving
People take because they want it
We give because we love them
Over and over again

The afternoon it hides for cover
And in your eyes there's someone other
Between the shades of information
The sun speaks true, my friend

Four walls can't hold back all your secrets
If I don't bleed I don't believe it
I see your ghost, but I don't fear it
Over and over again

It's the principle of loving
People take because they want it
We give because we love them
Over and over again

credits

released September 20, 2019
Performed and written by Sama Dams
Produced by Sebastian Rogers
Engineered by Ian Watts
Mixed by Tony Lash
Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering
Recorded at Dead Aunt Thelma's Studio in Portland, OR

Strings by Skip VonKuske
Guitar by Ian Watts

Cover photo by Christal Angelique

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