Two Feathers

from by Christophe Elie

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This song was inspired by my meeting with Chief Theresa Spence from Attawapiskat.

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Each day I walk the CN Railway line
Between your world and mine
That day I came upon two feathers
Each different from the other

In my mind I saw an eagle glide
Over streams and borderlines
Two cultures side by side
One future to decide

On the wing of an eagle
Sits this land and its people
Alone one culture can survive
But one feather with another flies

And as I walked I thought
About your world and mine
The struggles, the pain
Since the bison filled the plains

From the hill to the crown
A message spoken clear and loud
Honour the treaties, the history
Is the truth so hard to see

The space between our rivers is just sand
If I reach across will you take my hand
Thousands of tears for those lost years
The eighth fire is lit
The time is near

Perhaps that day it was a sign
Two feathers on the borderline
A birds gift of hope and peace
Respect for us to reach

And with each step I realize
It's time I cross the railway line
And now I see
It starts with me

On the wing of an eagle
Sits this land and its people
Alone our cultures can survive
But one feather with another flies

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from Bridging Borders, released June 5, 2016

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Christophe Elie Ottawa, Ontario

Plugging in an electric guitar as a 16-year-old kid growing up, the visceral, compelling storytelling of folk-rock has reverberated through his music ever since.
Noted for his passionate performances and rugged vocal style, Elie’s music is writerly, invigorating and, perhaps most important of all, utterly compelling whilst challenging the listener with its message.
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