A World Begun

by Erin Ivey

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I was looking for a song.
Something "spiritually alive and therefore transformational," as Ekhart Tolle said. Something meaningful and beautiful to give to you for the holidays.

When I heard Billy Crockett play "A World Begun" the day he wrote it, I knew instantly.
THIS was the song I had been looking for.

Billy allowed me to be the first to record it. He played guitar and we tracked the song together at Blue Rock Studio in Texas.

Rachael Fox-Evans created the original linocut album art by hand.

It is my hope that this song will become part of your holiday traditions. Add it to your playlists. Share it with a friend. Light a candle and enjoy a quiet moment as we approach the winter solstice.

I hope it brings you a moment of peace.



In the ages past
flowers and bones
clinging close together
singing down the sun
we would lift our hearts
soften our fear
singing of a world begun.

In this heedless age
flowers and bones
clinging close together
singing down the sun
let us lift our hearts
whatever may come
singing of a world begun.

In the silent soul
flowers and bones
dim the lights down slowly
leave the place undone
wrap our nakedness
take to the road
singing of a world begun.


released November 6, 2018
Lyrics and music by Billy Crockett © 2018
Produced by Erin Ivey and Billy Crockett
Recorded at Blue Rock Studio by Sarah Garber
Mixed by Billy Crockett
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering
Voice - Erin Ivey
Guitar - Billy Crockett plays a 1957 Gibson J50


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Erin Ivey Austin, Texas

Urban folk singer and Texas Music Magazine Artist of the Year, Erin Ivey is “the queen of Austin singer songwriters" (Austin.com). She is hailed by the Daily News as “a songwriter of the first order, with her jazz-inflected vocals and seductive melodies.”

A regular Critics' Pick at SXSW Music Festival, Erin Ivey has "become one of our city's biggest critical successes" (KUTX Austin, NPR).
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