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    Chasing Dragonflies with Noelle Hemphill

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Recording by Ethan Brady at 2013 Vietnamese Heritage Camp, Estes Park, CO
Performed by Jared Rehberg and Noelle Hemphill

This song was inspired the Vietnamese Heritage Camp theme for 2013. We shared the Vietnamese creation story with our families. This song is a mix of the creation story, my adoption journey and the experience of a songwriter. Many thanks to Noelle for joining me on stage. Working with other adoptees has always been a dream of mine. I'm grateful to continue my life's work.

Chasing Dragonflies By Jared Rehberg

The story of my past, where I was born is just a guess
The truth is based upon, what I was told
As I get old it all means less, life gets busy, you forget
There are questions without answers that follow me

My work has just begun, and I'm not the only one
I believe

I'll be chasing dragonflies
Have you seen the road, I'm travelling on?
I'm chasing dragonflies
Everytime I write, I try to say goodbye

I'm growing tired, and i've got a long way to go
I'm so far away from home

I see her face on the movie screen, I hear his voice everytime I sing
Sometimes I wonder, do they think of me
I won't understand a word they say. Staring at me I'll feel ashamed
There is nothing left to say, only thank you

Sometimes she's in my dreams
Long black hair, standing by the sea
She smiles at me and says everythings alright
And for the moment, I understand
The sun is blinding, I can see her hand
I can feel her love, but I can't see her face.

So, I'll be chasing dragonflies
Have you seen the road, I'm travelling on?
I'm chasing dragonflies
Everytime I write, I try to say goodbye

I'm growing tired, and i've got a long way to go
I'm so far away from home

My suitcase and boarding pass
Dreams of fame left in my past
13 years gone by seems like yesterday

I found myself int he work I love
Your smile makes it all worthwhile
Like a myth and faerytale, will you remember me?

Every kingdom and dynasty
All the gifts that you gave to me
Dragons and faeries will live inside of me

And I'll be chasing dragonflies
Have you seen the road, I'm travelling on?
I'm chasing dragonflies
Everytime I write, I try to say goodbye

I'm growing tired, and i've got a long way to go
I'm so far away from home