For some reason, this song just wanted to be heard today. It’s about compassion and empathy. It’s about acceptance and appreciation and tender, sweet, loving open-heartedness…
Even though I re-recorded it back in January of this year (and it’s not really ready for release), I found the original recording from my 1982 Songs Through A Window LP and I want to share that with you.
Then, if you want more, you might check out the more recent recording I did back in January…
And then if you are really moved to flood your neurology with this song, you might want to get the “live” version from my concert in February...
After all that this little song should be pretty well stuck in your head…
And that’s a good thing! Pay attention to how your day goes after “setting up” the “state” of compassion…
Let me know what you notice ok?
For your convenience, here are the lyrics:
Tears At A Moment’s Notice
Song #44 | Spring 1980 | CD: tbd
Will we risk tears at a moment’s notice?
Love that dares to show?
Arms that share the aching?
Eyes that always know?
Will we dare to live our lives
Among the wide open spaces?
Will we dare to reach inside
To touch and heal the damaged places? Will we dare to lose ourselves
In the “dangerous” embraces?
And when the empty, righteous ones
Tangle you aside
With dulling exhortations
That always fail to hide
The deeper things around us
That no pat answer can describe,
Can you see the possibilities
Of living to the edge
Can you feel the sense of liberty
In what some call “sacrilege”
Did you know that being fully human
Is a God given privilege?
© 1980-2015 by Mark Shepard
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