Interesting. I hadn’t listened to this song or played it in a long time. And it is clear even back in 1985 (the year my oldest son was born), that I was being encouraged by something beyond my conscious awareness to “hang in there and keep moving forwards” towards my dreams and life purpose.
At the time, it seemed like my dream of being a musician was dead. Replaced by the necessity of making a living and supporting a family.
Like most of us I didn’t always listen to that “still small voice” that reassures us in our hour of darkest need. As the Course in Miracles says: “You do not know what is in your best interests”. Sometimes the hardest times are the ones where our character is built and tested, where the foundation of all future successes are being built.
Listening to this song this morning FIRED ME UP! Won’t you join me on this journey?
p.s. BTW this is yet another example of the fabulous work that Joe Mennonna does with my songs. I’m playing acoustic guitar and singing on this track. JOE IS PLAYING EVERYTHING ELSE! The guy is a freaking genius. I hope you will support our work together by buying a CD or a downloading a song today (and paying whatever you are moved to pay) Thank you!
Arise, Arise (Version 2)
Song #82 | Fall 1985 | CD: Thirsty For The Sky (version2) | CD:Live Unknown (version 1)
Oh Dreamer of dreams
Painter of pictures
Look out your window
See the cars rush through the rain?
They do not stop beside the road just to complain
Why is it possible
For you to heal your dreams?
You may stumbled but it’s better than it seems
Have your courage with you
Take it deep into the night
Now you are shining
Lift your heart up to the sky
Allow your dreams to rise
And keep on climbing
Take a good lesson from the rising of the moon
He hoists himself into the sky
By his own tune
Failure is a myth because we all have things to learn
You are the thoughts you think
So set your inner fire alight and burn!
Now take your hopes and dreams
And raise them like a flag
Keep them always in your eyes
As you climb the tallest mountain crag
Oh dreamer of dreams
Painter of pictures…
Copyright 1985-2015 by Mark Shepard. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.