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Susan Osborn: HUMMINGBIRD

HUMMINGBIRD NOTES AND LYRICS CONT.

Posted on December 14, 2016 with 0 comments

11. Compassion’s Door

Bill Lauf, tenor guitar; Susan Osborn, keyboard and vocal

 

I will wash in living waters

Build a home on heaven’s shore

Live my life moment to moment

A pilgrim at compassion’s door

I have wandered lost and frightened, falling down

Stumbled blindly losing sight of higher ground

Always leaving here tomorrow, movin’ round

Oh how weary is the traveler, can’t go on

I will wash in living waters

Build a home on heaven’s shore

Live my life moment to moment

A pilgrim at compassion’s door ​

And there’s a hard rain of sorrow comin’ down

​Hearts breaking open at the sound ​

There’s one thing I know that pulls me through ​

I’m not walkin’ alone, I’m walkin’ with you

I know you’ve lived my story too

Heartbreak and failure no stranger to you

So here together we’ll take a stand

Living and dying come take my hand

And we will wash in living waters

Build a home on heaven’s shore

Live our lives moment to moment

Pilgrims at compassion’s door 1

2. Her Heart

Ralf Ilenberger, guitars; Gordon Johnson, upright and electric bass; Susan Osborn, keyboard, bowl gong and vocal

Her heart holds the whole world

Silent embrace

Weary old world

Empty now

Filling with light

Spills into the night

Body of light ​

How can a heart be so full of nothing

​An emptiness so vast ​No thing can contain it ​

Beyond the land of regret and longing ​

Sunlight on rain ​

Wind whistling through an empty house

​A handful of salt in the sea ​

​Mother of the world have mercy on us

Now and at the hour of our death

Into the hands of emptiness

I return my soul

Have mercy have mercy ​

There is no holy one but this ​

There is no other to be kissed ​

This is no unattainable bliss ​

Just this just this

Mother of the world have mercy on us

Now and at the hour of our death Have mercy

 

13. Divide and Conquer

Gordon Titcomb, pedal steel; Gordon Johnson, upright bass; Bill Lauf, tenor guitar; Susan Osborn, keyboard and vocal

As I grow older My heart grows stronger

And I can feel the world

And I can bear it

The weight of the suffering

Arises in light

And lifts from my shoulders

​Chorus: Cause we’re all in this together ​

There is no us and them ​

We’re all in this together ​

From here until the end

We keep trying to divide us

The young ones from the old

The men from the women

The rich ones from the poor

The good ones from the bad ones

The sick ones from the sane

This one from that one

What have we to gain?

​So what’s makes us think ​

It’s just ours that don’t stink? ​

That’s something we certainly share ​

And what will it take for this habit to break ​

Open so we can care for each other?

We are one in our affliction

We are one in our joy

In hope for our children, every girl, every boy.

True health and freedom, a place in the sun

To rest on the earth At peace when we’re done.

Chorus: So I am standin’ in the middle

My heart open wide

Listening for concord with no place to hide

Watching for beauty For love in between

All the fussin’ and fightin’ You know what I mean?

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