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Nineteen Years (dedicated to Haydn Robarts)

from Music inspired by the book Nineteen by Luke Slott

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Nineteen Years (dedicated to Haydn Robarts)
- Inspired by instagram.com/nineteen.book by Adam J.T. Robarts

**FROM NOW UNTIL 31st DECEMBER 2022, ALL PROCEEDS FROM 'MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE BOOK NINETEEN' WILL BE DONATED TO TEENAGE CANCER TRUST TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CANCER.** Learn more at teenagecancertrust.org

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We’ve been eyeing up this peak
For a long long time
Mapping every brook and border
Making sure we’re equipped for the climb

And I’ve been sizing up your step
As I watched you from the sidelines
Placing every foot in order
Trying to get yourself fit for the climb

And we were so confident, nonchalant, masters of time,
We had eyes on the hills we would fearlessly climb
We had dreams of great vistas we’d one day behold
With the road still before us and miles to unfold

And now we’re here
And I ask, am I real enough?
Do I have the stuff that makes mountaineers?
Will I walk til my feet give up?
Could I climb to the top,
the wind raging in my ears?

We’ve been staring up this cliff
For a long long time
Sketching every crooked corner
To be sure we’re equipped for the climb

And I’ve been sizing up your grip
From the corner of my eye
As you got every bolt and rope in order
Hoping that you’ll be fit for the climb

And we had such confidence, nonchalance, oceans of time,
Every tool of the trade in your backpack and mine
We shared dreams of wide vistas we’d one day behold
When the road stretched before us with years to unfold

And now we’re here
And I ask, am I real enough?
Do I have the stuff that makes mountaineers?
Will I walk til my time is up?
Could I climb to the top
within a mere nineteen years?
Now I ask, am I strong enough
Do I have the toughness of mountaineers?
Will I walk when the road is rough?
Could I call it enough
and kiss this hill “thank you
for nineteen years”?

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from Music inspired by the book Nineteen, released October 14, 2022
Recorded and Mixed by Darryl Kingdon in Ottawa, Ontario

Music and lyrics by Luke Slott

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Luke Slott is a singer, songwriter and composer from Dublin, Ireland. He plays piano, guitar and trumpet, and collaborates with a variety of musicians on both sides of the Atlantic. To become a patron visit patreon.com/lukeslott

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