Canvas & Clay

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Produced by Marc Atkinson at The Barn Studio


This is what I have decided
After thinking it over for a while
Life’s not meant to be a straight line
Or even a smooth ride

I like paintings that are layered
Dappled textures and blurred-out lines
Sometimes the artist only knows what he’s painting
Through messes and wasted time

And all these years I was worried by the errors I was making
And all this time I thought I was missing every turn I should be taking

But maybe it’s more like
We’re a canvas on a painter’s stand

I watched a potter throwing clay
She said “I know that it looks easy, but it’s not.
Sometimes it takes a lot of starting over
To make the perfect pot.”

But maybe it’s more like
We’re clay in a potter’s hand

I’ve been pressed down and painted over


from Canvas & Clay, released May 18, 2014
Kim June Johnson: vocals, acoustic guitar
Marc Atkinson: e.guitar, strings
Scott White: upright bass



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Kim June Johnson is a poet and award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter. Her new album, Canvas & Clay was released in May 2014. Produced by Marc Atkinson (The Bills) it features guest performances by Daniel Lapp (trumpet and fiddle) and Scott White (upright bass). It is Kim's most pop-oriented record to-date and garnered her a 2015 Vancouver Island Music Award. ... more

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