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an inspired lyric


martin and i worked on the rough draft of the title piece of our new album in progress, which is also the name of this blog; “as small as a world and as large as alone”. the lyric is a contemplation of  the tendency we have to create suffering and great hope, all in the frame of our individual lives. i pray my daughter makes less of a hash of it than i have at times…

As Small As a World and Large as Alone

My daughter bends over to pick up a stone

Singular figure suspended

in lighted dust all alone

What will be her story?

The ways that her trust will be wounded

What will be her story?

I pray for a graceful conclusion…

We tread water in this world

And wait for the promise to unfurl

We carry the burden past the graves

Off all that time sweeps in it’s wave…

An old man sees the past through

Perfect eyes

Unable to believe the foolish games

And artful lies

of those younger

And more frail

In ways that count, in matters of

Permanent scale

What is his story?

The path of the wisdom he walks on?

What is his story?

The path that he cannot turn back on

The hourglass is draining

Only faith will remain

The scale is tipping for us all 

 Only Eternity will remain

As Small as a world and large as alone

As Small as a world and large as alone

As Small as a world and large as alone

As Small as a world and large as alone

We tread water in this world

And wait for the promise to unfurl

We carry the burden past the graves

Off all that time sweeps in it’s wave…

We spill blood in fits of rage

And stalk the confines of our cage

We curse gods and worship flesh

We crash, burn and fail the test……

As Small as a world and large as alone

As Small as a world and large as alone

As Small as a world and large as alone

As Small as a world and large as alone

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