The Revenant

from by Ben Ashman

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Selections (spoken):
I was born and grew up in a little town of about eleven hundred people. After graduation you took whatever job you could find. . .
My grandmother, my grandmother grew up not too far from here. . .
Even in those days, in the forties and fifties, they called 'em coffin nails and had all sorts of names for tobacco . . .
My mother was in her twenties, I don't know. . .
. . . Well, grandma lived to be ninety five and she smoked!
. . . my dad and three brothers and Mary were playing cards. . .
She was taking creative writing, I was just taking plain old english. . .
I joined the US Air Force, can't say as I enjoyed it 'cause you sat . . .
. . . The paper was handed back; it was a poem I'd written on loneliness. .
. . . If there are ashes in it, close your eyes. . .
(When Jesus wept the falling tear
in mercy flowed beyond all bound
when Jesus groaned a trembling fear
seized all the guilty world around)
It was February. . . riding along, the snow was, you know how it does, it goes across and swirls
When it's cold it doesn't lie in one place, it just keeps going.

These things, they can make me to suffer, but if it's not my time to leave this world I won't. Because God is there for me.
Der Herr ist mein Hirte. . .
Once upon a time. . .
. . . you won't be the same . . .
. . . dein Stecken und Stab. . .
. . . one built a house of straw, and one built a house of. . .
You see our book, the Qur'an, is funny, you know? Even is written . . .
. . . and the bad gods. . . the bad ones, those who disobey god. . . and even them who kneel. . .
. . . and then, and then the pigs ran away. . .
open up the door! No. . .


from The Revenant, released September 18, 2012
Talking: Ben Ashman, Sam Ashman, Lewis Ashman, Don Eades, Martha Eades, Matthew Emmons, Darcy Higgins, Donald Logan, Bwaita Medie, Melanie Schmidt

Musicians: Doug Ashman (Straube upright piano, improvisation), William Cooper (Hook & Hastings pipe organ, “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” by J.S. Bach 1724), Brett Greenwood (vocals, four-part canon “When Jesus Wept” by William Billings 1768), Julie Morgan (harp, arpeggio), Washington, D.C. street musicians (saxophone, trombone ensemble)



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