Apr 092007
 

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.

Start Again

(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.)

Start again,
trust your memories to last you
Start again.
Trust your beating heart to open once again,
in the silence,
Start again.

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,
Start again.

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
Start again.

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 mountains,
Move your body, you can move your mind,
Repair this world,
and forgive.

Trust your heart, just one more time. Take all that love
inside and start again.

  10 Responses to “start again”

  1. What a beautiful and appropriate song.

    I hope you will write more about your singing workshop.

    Today was our first day of a class that is best described as music appreciation. This is the third time I’ve taken Lorenzo, and still he is clingy and cries. I think it’s too noisy for him when they bring out the instruments and the kids “play along.” At home, he sings a lot and is more musically inclined than Fiona ever was, so I keep thinking he’ll start to enjoy it.

  2. What a beautiful and appropriate song.

    I hope you will write more about your singing workshop.

    Today was our first day of a class that is best described as music appreciation. This is the third time I’ve taken Lorenzo, and still he is clingy and cries. I think it’s too noisy for him when they bring out the instruments and the kids “play along.” At home, he sings a lot and is more musically inclined than Fiona ever was, so I keep thinking he’ll start to enjoy it.

  3. A singing workhop sounds really interesting. I can NOT sing, so i would have to do a listening workshop.

    Those lyrics are beautiful.

  4. A singing workhop sounds really interesting. I can NOT sing, so i would have to do a listening workshop.

    Those lyrics are beautiful.

  5. that’s exactly what you are doing these days, isn’t it.

    beautiful stuff. you sing, girl.

  6. that’s exactly what you are doing these days, isn’t it.

    beautiful stuff. you sing, girl.

  7. beautiful. I needed some beauty in my life today.

  8. beautiful. I needed some beauty in my life today.

  9. I haven’t thought of Rhiannon in a long time. I remember hearing her years ago.

  10. I haven’t thought of Rhiannon in a long time. I remember hearing her years ago.

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