About this Song: (lyrics below)
This has long been one of my favorite songs. I recorded it originally on my 1st release, “Songs Through A Window” LP. I pressed 300 copies and I think I sold 23 or so of them. The rest got trashed when the CD came in and replaced vinyl. Click here for the earliest recording of Tears At A Moment’s Notice
I always imagined this one to be sung by a HUGE choir. Starting with a solo voice and then gradually adding more and more until by the end it just would fill a huge cathedral or stadium. This live version recorded November 19th at the “Last Concert of Mark Shepard and the Rogue Mystics” gets it pretty close. Enjoy!
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