About this song: (Lyrics below)
This is a “call and response” song or “chant” that was inspired by a talk given at Unity Church in Albany by Heather Diddel.
She told a story about a day when she literally heard a voice that said, “Heather. When are you going to do what you came here to do?” and then later… “Heather. When are you going to BE who you came here to be.”
I think the tears that started streaming down my face were an indication that HER message was a message I was ready to hear as well as to start taking MASSIVE action on.
I came here to share these songs with you. And that’s what I’m a gonna keep doing!
This tune was masterfully arranged by the uber awesome Joe Mennonna. Please support this work and future arrangements/recordings by sharing this song and purchasing it. Thanks!
There’s A Drum In The Distance
Song #511 | January 2016 | Tuning: DADGAD | Inspired by Heather Diddel
There’s a drum in the distance
There’s a drum right here (repeat)
When are you gonna do
What you came here to do? (repeat)
There’s a light in the distance there’s a light right here
When you gonna shine, they way you came here to shine?
There’s a truth in the distance, there’s a truth right here x 2
when you gonna say what you came here to say?x2
There’s a dream in the distance, there’s a dream right here when you gonna build what you came here to build?
There’s a love in the distance, there’s a love right here x2
when you gonna love you who came here to love?
There’s a drum in the distance, there’s a drum right here (repeat)
When you gonna Be who you came here to BE? (repeat)
Copyright 2016 by Mark Shepard. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.