"May It Continue" [NPR Tiny Desk Entry 2017]

Watch Eileen & the In-Betweens new video "May It Continue" for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest.

"This song was inspired by a Diane Di Prima poem called "Life Chant" and it's intention is to invoke all that we wish to thrive and continue, especially during times of despair." -Eileen


Desert cloudburst, spilling life into the land
May it continue
Clean, living water for all things
May it continue
Courage and compassion in our lives
May it continue
My queer community, My queer family
May it continue

I believe in things unseen, and the mountain wind, miner's dream
I believe in things unseen, mountain wind, ancestor's dream

Gardens growin', pushin', thrivin' at the edges of the empire
May it continue
Spontaneous kisses
May they continue
Fresh strawberries in the summertime
May it continue
People of color livin' their lives free as can be
May it continue

I believe in things unseen, mountain wind, grandmother's dream
I believe in things unseen, I believe in you and me
Eileen & the In-Betweens is:

Eileen Shaughnessy: guitar, vocals
Lazarus Letcher: viola, vocals
Ben Martinez: keyboard, trumpet
Christy Cook: vocals
Stef Graner: vocals
Tanya Nuñez: upright bass
Kenny Broyles: drums

Filmed at the desk-filled KUNM 89.9 Studio A in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 2016. 
Filming and editing by: Marshall Broyles
Filming: Jefferson White
Producer: Matthew Finch
Engineer: Roman Garcia