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Music Inspiration–When I Can’t Write, at Least I Can Listen

Feature O The Day:

Michael Franti: Pray for Grace

Why must I feel like this today
I’m a soldier but afraid sometimes
To face the things that may
Block the sun from shinin’ rays
And fill my life with shades of grey
But still I long to find a way
So today I pray for grace

I take a moment to myself
So I can heal myself
Feel myself
And be real myself
Life’s addictions and afflictions
Cause abrasions from their friction
Sometimes, it’s easier to live in fiction
I can run, but I can’t hide
From the pains that
Reside deep down inside
There is no pill
That can be swallowed
There is no guru
That can be followed
There’s no escapin’
From my own history
Those that I hurt,
And those that hurt me
I was dead for a million years
‘Fore I was born and
I’ll be dead for a million more
After I’m gone
So I live, to give somethin’
That can live on
Like the way you hum a song when the music’s gone
Like the warmth on the sand
When the sun goes down
And I’m sittin’ with myself
Nobody else is around but

Why must I feel like this today
I’m a soldier but afraid sometimes
To face the things that may
Block the sun from shinin’ rays
And fill my life with shades of grey
But still I long to find a way
So today I pray for grace

Been a long, long time
Since I been away
Been a long, long time
Since I felt this way
Been a long, long time
I found the words to say
How much I’m grateful
For my life today
‘Cause under every cup
You might find a nut
Behind every corner
You might get jacked up
At the end of every rainbow,
You might find gold
The last bite of your sandwich,
Hope you don’t find mold
‘Cause none of us
Can live the perfect life
The kind that we see on Nick at Night
And sometimes, we all
Just lose sight
Of the pain that will guide us
From dark into the light
We fall down yes, but we get up,
And sometimes we just need
A little bit of love
To help make it
Through another day
Into the night, into the light,
Into a Saturday
So in the morning when I’m waitin’
For the sun to raise
And my head’s a little foggy
Like I’m in a haze
I remind myself that
Everything is gonna be okay
I take a breath, slow down and say

Why must I feel like this today
I’m a soldier but afraid sometimes
To face the things that may
Block the sun from shinin’ rays
And fill my life with shades of grey
But still I long to find a way
So today I pray for grace

4 thoughts on “Music Inspiration–When I Can’t Write, at Least I Can Listen”

    1. There are so many by Michael Franti that I love–but this one really struck a chord with me last night. It still rings true this morning too…Michael Franti makes me feel like he’s…struggled.

  1. David here. I just left a long note of thanks and encouragement here when it dissappeared. Thank you for the song. Thank you for your stories. Thank you for your poems. You are of course in my prayers daily and I pray that grace for you. May you and yours be blessed,,as you are a blessing. I have been reading you this week but I confess I have been sharing you9 with Earnest Hemmingway and the great speeches of Abraham Lincoln. You and Abe have both brought tears to my eyes. I now pay homage to EH as I go battle life. I get to do a little mucking around today but probably no killing(sorry EH) Love you Terah, keep up the good work.

    1. Hi David~

      This is indeed a note of thanks and encouragement but I’m sorry that that happened (I hate when that happens! Things just disappearing…they go somewhere though, you know).

      This is a song for you, David, please listen to it when you can find the time.

      It is interesting that I hear from you today. It is delightful. I have been going through things to say the least and, well I haven’t been blogging about it almost because I have too much to say, and it all is so personal and self centered. I’d rather write about somebody else. Anyways, here
      is the song. It’s another one by Michael Franti–a wise soul:

      Please share it with Martha if she’s into it. Love, Blessings, Light.

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