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Loving Arms

by The Golden Seals

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A cover of Loving Arms by Rheostatics which originally appeared on The Story of Harmelodia (1999 Perimeter Records). Recorded for the Secret Sessions: Rheostatics Tribute album (2007 Zunior). Words and music by Tim Vesely.


It takes a trip, a step away from your own home
To see more clearly what otherwise you wouldn't know,
Like what makes a seed--sewn in garden fabric--grow.
Leave it up to the sun to shine, the rain to fall around.
Leave it up to the earth to lie down and lay the ground
For something like love.
It takes a trip, a step away from what you know
To trace your family back as far as time can go,
To see what made it and will forever let it grow.
Leave it up to the loving arms to carry it along.
Leave it up to the beauty of love that's travelled on.
It didn't go it alone.
Leave it up to the smallest pieces everything is made of.
They didn't go it alone. They hang on with loving arms.
Leave it up to the loving arms.


released May 7, 2020
Michael W. Bonnell - organ
Philip Shaw Bova - drums
John Higney - electric guitars
Dave Merritt - acoustic guitar, bass, vocals


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The Golden Seals Mississippi Mills, Ontario

Since 1999, Dave Merritt has performed under the moniker The Golden Seals, and has released four critically-acclaimed albums: 2000’s Storybook Endings, 2003’s No-Hitter, 2011’s Increase the Sweetness, & 2014’s Stay Golden. Merritt records with drummer/mastering engineer Philip Shaw Bova. Past members of The Seals include Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara & singer/songwriter Jim Bryson. ... more

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