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Build You A Box

by Mark Schirmacher

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How do you grieve? Some cry, some tear clothes, some cut hair, and some build boxes.

This song talks about one man's approach to coping with the loss of his brother - building a very special box for him

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I’ll build you a tower, alphabet blocks
I can’t quite think and I can’t quite talk
But I feel your love up and down the block
Build you a tower

I’ll build you a promise with my little hands
I brought you joy but I ruined your plans
One day I’m gonna be your little man
Build you a promise

I’ll build you a something with my little heart
Time and fire will break it apart
Maybe I’ll be with you back at the start

I’ll build you a moment for then and for now
Miles and minutes, I’ve learned to slow down
I see a slight touch of grey in your brow
Build you a moment

I’ll build you a something with my little heart
Time and fire will break it apart
Maybe I’ll be with you back at the start

Build you a box for your weary bones
Now climb inside, it’s time to go home
And when you’re gone will I then be alone ? -

I’ll build you a garden with nice things that grow
They answer the sun and show what they know
They’ll keep on teaching me all that you know
Build you a garden

credits

released August 31, 2021
Mark Schirmacher - Songwriter, guitar, vocals, mandolin
Kelley Lima - Drums
Christian Andrews - Producer, electric guitar, bass, mixing engineer
Alvinos Zavlis - Mastering engineer
Adam Conrad - String arrangement
Laurels String Quartet - String performance

Artwork by Amer Olson

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Mark Schirmacher Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mark Schirmacher is an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. For information on bookings or collaborations, visit www.markschirmacher.com.

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