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“Breaking Love”: Story, Lyrics, Painting, Chord Chart

“Breaking Love”

Painting above by Betony Coons

THE STORY OF THE SONG

I wrote the “Breaking Love” as a communion song for our church community (Atlas Church in Greeley). It’s the raw picture of being inspired, moved and motivated by one who gives all of himself so that we might survive and thrive.

I find this as the best reason for why I would give of myself sacrificially to others- family, friends, even enemies. I come to that table of bread and wine in order to fill back up after engaging my life in that kind of Love. I love others because I was first loved so well. – Tim

If you’d like to see a video of us singing this song live head to: http://s28969.p27.sites.pressdns.com/breaking-love-live-at-crescendo-espresso-bar-music-cafe/

Breaking Love
by Giants & Pilgrims

C                                                                   F

You and I have a history before mine starts

C                                                                      F

You and I share a heart since mine gave up

F

And your love is my blood

G

And your love is my blood

C

You remind me of why I break my hands

You remind me of why I move my feet

F

You remind me of why I give a damn (why I change my plans)

F                                                                   C

You remind me of the breaking love I need

C

You remind me of everything poured out

You remind me of my identity

F

You remind me of why I call this home

F                                                                     C

You remind me of the breaking love I need

Giants & Pilgrims “Almanac No. 1” ACOUSTIC is Featured on FRONT PAGE of NoiseTrade!

We’re very excited that NoiseTrade has chosen the acoustic album of “Almanac No. 1” (the guitar and voice tracks) for their NEW AND NOTABLEs feature. We’ll also be the front page all week and highlighted in their email.

We’re honored. Please download a copy for FREE now!

http://noisetrade.com/giantsandpilgrims/almanac-no-1-acoustic

Also, “Almanac No. 1” the full album is available now on itunes! Check it out. And if you already own it leave a review!

Thanks and much love,

Tim Coons

Giants & Pilgrims

“Like the Morning” One-Take Video

Our featured painting and song this month is “Held/ Like the Morning”. You can hear the album version of the song  here. The piece Betony created as companion for the song is seen above, a video of us singing it together while Bet is in process in her studio is below. We caught the moment with this one-take video.

 

Giants & Pilgrims One-Take Video “Hold You Closer” from Tim Coons on Vimeo.

Like the Morning
Giants & Pilgrims

G bm dm A
When they tell you, get your head down

G bm dm A
I will tell you, keep your head up

G D   G D
And I will hold you closer, I will hold you close

Take your questions by the millions
Put your coat on, steal your kisses

G                              G/F#  A    D    D/C#  bm
When you’ve come undone or turn and run
G             D                A
I’ll be the one with the morning

In your best parades or worst of days
I’ll be the same, like the morning
Roll your fists up, let your words cut
In defenses throwing each punch

If your head should lie or you need a guide
I will reply like the morning
when confetti rains or your heart breaks
I will stay like the morning

THE ALBUM IS HERE

Almanac No. 1 is a three part project: a series of 12 paintings, a 12 month publication, and a 12 song album.

After months of writing songs that attempt to strike to the core of life, then months in the studio capturing and arranging and creating moments with those songs, then months of mixing and balancing and bringing out the right and specific feel for each… THE ALBUM IS HERE!

Here is the digital release. Take a listen, buy the album, share the album with friends, family, enemies, and frienimies.

http://giantsandpilgrims.bandcamp.com/

Thanks for your support. We’re very excited to share these great and beautiful songs with you.

Giants & Pilgrims

Pre-Order the album “Almanac No. 1” Now

Here: http://giantsandpilgrims.bandcamp.com/

Come and listen to the leading track off the new album! Share it with your friends for the pre-order because this is going to be such a tremendous album and we are so very excited.