I heard the sound of Dolly sing - and I breathed in every note Stories told through melody with equal pain to hope It was modern appalachia - so ancient, so free It began to sew the fabric of me (Then) I heard the voice of Mahalia and I beamed with a childish grin She sang to me about her Jesus and I wanted to know Him It was modern appalachia - so old, so new When the sacred met the sorrow, (i knew) it was true Finding out who we are - Finding out who we are Every day we're finding out Then I heard the sound of Bill Frisell - I stopped right there and wept Without a word, just notes he played, painted pictures on the fret It was modern appalachia - so ancient, and so free Speaking straight to every color in me I heard the voice of Paul Brady and every hair did rise I wondered how a sound so pure was this side of the skies It was modern Appalachia - so old, so new It became part of the landscape I view Finding out who we are We're finding out who we are Every day we're finding out
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