by Annie Zylstra
with words from Joanna Newsom's En Gallop
Must Eat encourages us to really listen and take our time as we move through a world of infinite potential paths. It invites us to stay rooted in ourselves, in here and now, and in what matters most before leaping off the ground into abstraction and flight. This song includes poetry from Joanna Newsom's song En Gallop.
Layer this 5-part song piece by piece. If you decide to add the last line, the "jamming line", be sure to help your singers find the transition notes between section A and B. (How do I find my note from 'before you fly' to 'never get so attached..'?)
Never draw so close to the heat that you forget that you must eat
Take your time, both feet on the ground before you fly.
Never get so attached to a poem you forget truth that lacks lyricism and never draw so close to the heat that you forget that you must eat.