When I was finishing up my masters degree, I had the privilege of meeting David Wilcox. He came and met with one of my classes for about 2 hours in a laid back, question/answer type setting. There were about 40 of us in the class and he answered our questions with more songs than words. This was my first introduction to his music and I have been drawn to it ever since. Tonight I came across the song below and it reminded me how a good song can be healing to the soul. This song is one that resonates with my personal story.....like the words were meant for me. Like Manna.
Show the Way (From Live Songs and Stories)
By: David Wilcox
You say you see no hope, you say you see no reason
We should dream that the world would ever change
You're saying love is foolish to believe
'Cause there'll always be some crazy with an Army or a Knife
To wake you from your day dream, put the fear back in your life...
Look, if someone wrote a play just to glorify
What's stronger than hate, would they not arrange the stage
To look as if the hero came too late he's almost in defeat
It's looking like the Evil side will win, so on the Edge
Of every seat, from the moment that the whole thing begins
Love who makes the mortar
And it's love who stacked these stones
And it's love who made the stage here
Although it looks like we're alone
In this scene set in shadows
Like the night is here to stay
There is evil cast around us
But it's love that wrote the play...
For in this darkness love can show the way
So now the stage is set. Feel you own heart beating
In your chest. This life's not over yet.
so we get up on our feet and do our best. We play against the
Fear. We play against the reasons not to try
We're playing for the tears burning in the happy angel's eyes