Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Good Song

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 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

It is...


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

For it's...

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