Big [for Avery]

When you want to be big like me
and strong like you think i am
i’ll be the one to show you how to use all your love
and lift up the world with one hand

because i know
you’ll show me one day that you’re bigger than i’ll ever be
and i know
you’ll show the world why it’s got to believe

and i know
the mountains and the sky will give you everything you need
...because you’re a star

when i’m not big like you or strong like i think i am
will you be the one i need to remind me how to use all my love somehow

because i know
i’ll need a little help from your hands when i’ve fallen down
and i know
you’ll show me someday that i’ve got to believe


from live with coffee and wine in an apartment_ [free download], released April 7, 2016
dustin johnsen



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dKOTA Portland, Oregon

dKOTA is music from Portland, Oregon that explores expansiveness, dynamics, unexpected progressions, and heartfelt lyrical expression. The project is lead by songwriter and vocalist, Dustin Johnsen. Dustin’s songwriting utilizes American roots music as a foundation to layer an amalgam of sonic textures, dissonance and resolve, and intentional rough edges. ... more

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