Mend the cracks with gold

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The Japanese Art of “Kintsugi” repairs the cracks in broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with gold. Damaged things aren’t thrown away. Brokenness is part of the story, and there is beauty to be found.

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Some things you can't undo
Some things you can't unbreak
No amount of glue
Can fix the mess we make

Some things you can't unsay
Some things you can't unhear
You can't un-throw a punch
You can't un-cry a tear

But you can mend the cracks with gold
Mend the cracks with gold
When everything seems lost
You can mend the cracks with gold
Mend the cracks with gold
It could be better than it ever was
Better than it ever was

Time is a one way street
And clocks won’t be turned back
You shouldn’t shy away
From the pain that’s in the past

With fragments all around
It’s easy to despair
But the broken and the worn
Are not beyond repair

You can mend the cracks with gold
Mend the cracks with gold
When everything seems lost
You can mend the cracks with gold
Mend the cracks with gold
It could be better than it ever was
Better than it ever was

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from First Light, released August 23, 2018

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Paul Bell Nottinghamshire, UK

"I like that, I like that very much - Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2.

Paul is a singer/songwriter based near Nottingham. Featured on BBC Introducing, toured the UK with Cafe Nero.

Gigs in Coffee Shops, Churches, Pubs, Festivals.

Four independently released solo albums.
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