free-written by the composer

to cherish means to hold in warmth

we are free to do this

to allow for growth

for life already there


to melt the crust

we did not see

to see the life beneath


to melt the crust

we did not know

to know the one within


to see our selves

beneath the crust

and others in between


to see beyond the eyes of one


at night the warmth glows freely on its own

to spread a canopy of fire


beyond the worlds of mystery known

a seed sits in the earth


life shows its way within the rippling arms

of vein and branch and river


the water’s flowing is its own

as blood runs through its member


we have no choice that’s not our own

unless we do not see it


until we enter through

the crust between us

we will not know

what we are lacking


we shall not know

what we are lacking

until that final glow

unless we seek to know it



Filmed and Directed by Matthew Langford Josiah Langford, Producer and Editor

Andrew Langford, Artistic Advisor 

Daniel Tavani, Audio Engineer


Matthew Langford, Composer

Chad Somers, Tenor

Christopher Kayler, Piano

Nicole Langford, Viola

Matthew Langford, Trumpet & Glockenspiel