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I don’t need to be remembered
I don’t care if I’m believed
I’m not waiting in my cell
to be condemned or be reprieved
I was told I came out crooked
so I walked a crooked line
now the judgement may be final
but it’s mine

I will live unforgiven
I will rise among the brave
and I won’t ask for permission
to lie in my own grave
I will fly and I will fall
and I will live unforgiven

all the promises I’ve broken
all the hearts I couldn’t hold
all the truths I left unspoken
just to keep away the cold
now the wind is like a talon
and my skin is raked with grace
the grin I wear goes well beyond
my face

I will live unforgiven
I’m not hiding anymore
and if I built my own prison
I can damn well build a door
I will howl and I will sigh
and I will live unforgiven

there’s a poison I can’t swallow
a regret I can’t allow
our mistakes are never hollow
anyhow
I have made all my excuses
now I have to make my way
if you can’t take me that’s ok

I will live unforgiven
I will make my world mine
and I may not get to heaven
but it won’t keep me from trying
I will smile and I will storm
and I will live

I will live unforgiven
I will die among the brave
and I won’t ask for permission
to lie in my own grave
I will fly and I will crawl
and I will live
I will try and I will fall
and I will live unforgiven
after all

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from Back to Eden, released October 14, 2016
Sara Watkins featured on violin and vocals

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"Shawnee Kilgore is to music as velvet gloves are to diamond cutters,” wrote James Hardesty, owner of the Green Frog Acoustic Tavern in Bellingham, WA. “She holds all this beauty in her hand, raw and untouched, then she chips away until it gleams in the light, holding on with a soft gentleness that she has perfected." ... more

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