Today in the morning I listened to a CD I haven’t heard for a while. It’s called “Out of the Blue” by Rhiannon and Bowl Full of Sound. I wanted to listen to something cheerful and also this was part of my preparation for a singing workshop Rhiannon will be teaching here in May. Since it’s still easter and this is one of my favorite songs from this CD, I wanted to post the lyrics to “Start Again” here. I’m quoting the liner notes of the album, the song was written by Rhiannon and Frank Martin. You can listen to part of the song, though this recording is from the album “In My Prime” and slightly different.
(Rhiannon wrote: Written for Terry Dobson as he lay in state on David and Nancy’s deck under the great trees with all our prayers for him in the air. Also for Rikki Moss, his partner, whose face told me everything I wrote in these lyrics. Blessed be.)
trust your memories to last you
Trust your beating heart to open once again,
in the silence,
One more time
Wait until the night is over
You’ll still be here
Living out the dreams the dark has brought to light
Trust your wisdom,
When the snow, when the chilling snow comes down,
All of life dies down to the ground
Be sure, you can be very, very sure
life will come back once again.
Open up your eyes,
Ask for all you can imagine,
It might just come to you
give in to it, take all that love inside
Of your precious body
When there’s trouble,
more than you can bear,
all around you, like a fire,
Let it burn.
I know it’s easier to say than to do,
but what choice can you make but to move,
Move your body, you can move your mind,
Repair this world,
Trust your heart, just one more time. Take all that love
inside and start again.