Max Ciesielski & Kris Demeanor (feat. Ellen Close & Mariya Stokes) - Never Break

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14 people sleeping on the floor
Caring for them all at 5 years old
Hardly ever see the sun
Hiding food for when the money runs out

First thing I learned was dance and keep dancing
Keep everyone happy
And so I danced and I danced and I danced

Bullied about second hand clothes, boys clothes
Haircut with a bowl
No money for lunch
Teachers pitch in to get me some

Toys thrown in a plastic bag
Grandma's hockey stick
Chase him out of the house
Eviction notice on the door
What could be better than something else?

hard, fast hits Fear, pain, lost, drunk, pulled, bullied, why, down, drowning
hurt, hurt, hurt, hurt

But like the tall grass by the Bow, I will blow and bend but never break

When I was alone
I was saved by the promise of happiness
Then you fostered my dreams
And you taught me forgiveness
Thank you for showing me

And my little one, who has already seen too much
From now on
You will always see the sun
You will always see the sun
My son


from Verses vs. Homelessness, released June 23, 2016



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Shelter From the Storm Calgary, Alberta

In 2015, a group of staff, clients and volunteers at Canada's largest homeless serving agency - the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre - joined forces to write songs, share experiences and transform the way their stories are told.

The project has since resulted in concert performances, an ongoing TELUS web-series, and 2 full length studio albums.

This is the music of Shelter From the Storm.
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