May I Suggest

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We had hoped to include an a capella tune on this record but had yet to find the right song. Then, just as we were wrapping up recording, Wolf came across Susan Werner’s “May I Suggest”. There was no question in our minds that this was the one, and we managed to get it arranged and recorded under the deadline. Thanks to Susan for giving us her blessing to record this beautiful song.

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May I suggest
May I suggest to you
May I suggest this is the best part of your life
May I suggest
This time is blessed for you
This time is blessed and shining almost blinding bright
Just turn your head
And you’ll begin to see
The thousand reasons that were just beyond your sight
The reasons why
Why I suggest to you
Why I suggest this is the best part of your life

There is a world
That’s been addressed to you
Addressed to you, intended only for your eyes
A secret world
A treasure chest to you
Of private scenes and brilliant dreams that mesmerize
A tender lover’s touch
A tiny baby’s hands
The million stars that fill the turning sky at night
Oh I suggest
Oh I suggest to you
Oh I suggest this is the best part of your life

There is a hope
That’s been expressed in you
The hope of seven generations, maybe more
And this is the faith
That they invest in you
It’s that you’ll do one better than was done before
Inside you know
Inside you understand
Inside you know what’s yours to finally set right
And I suggest
And I suggest to you
And I suggest this is the best part of your life

This is a song
Comes from the west to you
Comes from the west, comes from the slowly setting sun
This is a song
With a request of you
To see how very short the endless days will run
And when they’re gone
And when the dark descends
Oh we’d give anything for one more hour of light
May I suggest
May I suggest to you
May I suggest this is the best part of your life

credits

from Closer to the Sky, released January 1, 2013
Words & music © 2001 Susan Werner — Frank Chance Music (ASCAP)
Arranged by Jeremy Greenhouse, 2012

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Sweet Colleens Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Sweet Colleens are accomplished multi-instrumentalists who fuse their diverse musical backgrounds into a high-energy, infectious, and crowd-pleasing mix of “fiddle-infused, accordion-fueled, celti-cajun folk pop.” With rootsy original songs, warm vocal harmonies, and fiery instrumental arrangements, the Twin Cities-based Sweet Colleens are winning fans across the country. ... more

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