If you’re curious about my songwriting process, I actually had the video camera running late at night when the first nudges of this song “came through”… check it out here: https://markshepardsongs.com/515-light-a-lamp-1st-draft/
I Will Light A Lamp
Inspired by “Suffering” Stage # 1 of 12 Stages of Extraordinary Experiencing by Donnie Epstein.
Song # 515 | 2/17/16 | Tuning: DADGAD
Disconnected and in despair…
Everything seems beyond repair…
Helpless, hopeless and afraid…
Nothing works and it won’t go away
But I am more than this dis-ease…
I am more than this field of pain
When I accept that there is no release…
That’s when everything begins to change
Suffering is where we all begin.
Breathe the Love in to the wounded place within
Overwhelmed and tangled up in pain
I must stop attempting to explain
Why “what is,” is not what I wish for it to be
When I accept it as a gift…I set myself free
But we are more than…what we think is real
We can’t heal… what we can not feel…
The Love I feel for you caught me unprepared
Because I love myself more than I have ever dared
Bridge: How does the rage of open wounds
Pull us through the night?
How does the Source of countless tunes
Always bring the light?
I will light a lamp for you…. and I will leave it on…
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