I don't always know how to be alone.
This is the first piano ballad I've written in a long time.


Maybe you don't think I am lonely
when you see me
at the movies Friday night but

back at my house, all of the lights out
no one at the door
waiting for my kisses and

we all clapped along, when the credits came on
I was warmed up for a minute
like we are all one world and I am in it but then

back at my place, broken rads, no love is made
here I am a faithful novice
I'm dreading vows while praying on them

I accept my loneliness like a trade I made with truth
it said take this quiet
what lies inside it
is a gift I made for you

I have been figuring out
what it's all about
connect with me, see me, love me, now
I will see you, love you, connect to you somewhere

So I reach out my hands
nobody is grabbing them
I try, I cry, I dry my eyes
I sigh, I rise, I find I'm fine

'Cause if I reject this loneliness then the trade I made with truth
with crack and crumble and all my trembles will be of no use

All I really want is to love and be loved
why else would I be here, for what greater purpose
so I reach out my hands and hope someone takes them


from Fervour: Songs from Heartbeat, the movie, released August 30, 2014
The gang (vocals):

Cléo Burke
Don Brownrigg
Margot Durling
Rose Cousins
Stewart Legere
Tim Crabtree


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Tanya Davis Montreal, Québec

Tanya Davis is a poet writer artist type living in Montréal. She puts words at the centre of her work, be it music or performance, and is ever exploring new artistic ideas and projects. She writes monologue and theatre, takes commissions, and gives poetic speeches sometimes, too. She is currently studying french, teaching herself the drums, and writing a book about union. ... more

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