are places where we put stuff we don't want to deal with but can't throw away!"
collection of songs will:
us all to explore and examine our own attics where we hide our less-appealing
behaviors; (self-centered tendencies, weaknesses which spring from our human condition
and our distorted perceptions). These woeful behaviors
cause a "celestial frown or two," and disrupt our walk and relationship
with the Lord and with people in our lives.
Inspire us, with the Lord's help, to seek better ways to behave which please the
Lord, living our faith in love and actively participating in giving and putting
other's needs first, as well as loving justice. Micah 6:8
hope and encouragement in our daily struggles to walk with the Lord by reminding
us of God's promises and character.
gives an insightful explanation about this special collection of songs.
are songs about our distortions in our perceptions that pollute our relationships
with God and each other and ourselves. Songs about our brokenness. Not hopeless
songs, but songs about the kind of hope that shows up more in the cracks and fissures
of our lives than in our pinnacle moments."
live in a broken world, a world in which our spirits - like all of creation -
groan as we wait for a long-promised reconciliation between 'what we hope for
and what we have, what we could be and what we are, what we believe and what we
see and what we see and feel.' (Brian McLaren)"
do believe that we will one day be all that we were created to be, and what we
hope for won't even come close to what awaits us. But in the meantime, there's
no point in denying the ache. It's part of who we are, it's a promise that we
won't always be this way, and it's a call to participate now in the Kingdom of
Heaven by decrying injustice and living love."
OF POLLYANNA'S ATTIC
Before this collection
of songs came together for this CD, Carolyn felt they were a little "too
real and too grumpy" to record on the happier albums she had done in the
past, though she kept them close to her heart. On New Year's day of 2006, after
a restless night's sleep, she felt the strong urge to go ahead and record them,
perhaps feeling the hands of the Holy Spirit pushing her out onto a new road in
expressing these musical gems she was once a little afraid to produce. New songs
began to come to her as well, to add to this effort to create a project which
is both most enjoyable to listen to as well as convicting and encouraging, as
they help us to look in the mirror and take an inventory as to what we have stashed
away in our own attics, so to speak.
describes this collection of old and new songs as "being a little darker"
than her other more sunnier, perkier compositions recorded on her other 8 projects.
For these compositions on Pollyanna's Attic are "all in some way about a
dissatisfaction I hope I can accurately call a Holy Discontent."
result is a fabulous combination of rhythmically interesting, clean, well balanced
acoustic compositions, all with memorable melodies, which are paired with very
clever, slightly edgy lyrics which prick the collective human conscience, by carrying
a truthful, honest messages about behaviors we as human beings with sinful natures
all do at one time or another, which displease the Lord and hamper our other relationships
as well with people in our lives, causing hurt, disharmony while also disrupting
our testimony. The energy and sound thus created and Carol's wonderful vocal delivery
and style offer the listener not only an inspiring, most enjoyable musical experience,
but also the opportunity to reflect and examine our own areas of behavior that
need improvement, which we all conveniently push aside, allowing them to lurk
in our own attics!
Six of the songs illustrate
these human traits which we all struggle against in one form or another.
to values / goals of the secular world.....
PRETENDING - Keeping up appearances at the expense of
real life - Hiding our true selves.....
WANTS EVERYTHING - Human worship of materialism, status and power.
IS LESS - Values and goals promoted by our culture often
leave us empty and wanting.
turns us away from God....
IN THE WORLD - Explores struggles
between own comfort, own desires and the needs of others and following the Lord
FREE - We
have free will to not care about justice, needs of others, and can choose to just
be about making ourselves happy!
TRESPASSING - Explores the human tendency to rationalize
inactivity in helping others, staying safe in our own comfort zone.
of the songs are hopeful and encouraging. Some offer alternative behaviors to
follow, which means we have to step out in faith in doing them, with results which
can counteract the urges to sin, to live just for self. Others offer hope and
encouragement in our daily struggles to walk with the Lord in His will, by remembering
His promises to us and pointing out His faithful character and merciful love for
us, despite what we hide in our attics.
our gifts and talents for the good of others...
TO GIVE - Using the gifts the Lord gives us in productive
ways to help others.
Lord is faithful, a loving presence in times of trouble.
THE LAND OF THE LIVING
- The Lord has promised never to leave us or forsake us. Even when we can't
feel Him, He is there.
ALONE - The Lord can be depended upon to get us through
any trial, disaster or tragedy in our lives.
need to depend on and turn to our merciful, Lord to forgive, love, guide, support
and lead us - Can't do it on our own....
WASTELAND - We need the intervention of the Lord to
change our hearts and strengthen our resolve in our on-going struggles. Someday
he will lead us away to a place far from temptation.
SEEK YOU FACE - Seeking, knowing, hearing, needing the Lord's love and forgiveness.
Lord offers us a hope not of this world.
GOT A HOPE - Jesus is our source of strength in this
world and our hope promising eternal life in the next....
with these lyrical messages which provide food for reflection and inspiration,
even conviction, are a variety of delightful,
wonderful acoustic compositions ranging from spirited, driven guitar ensemble
work to more mellower, poignant guitar / piano ensembles, depending on the mood
of the song.
explains about the musical sound on this CD. "Musically, we did our best
to keep this record very stripped down and pure. On each tune I play guitar or
piano, my duo partner Spencer Capier plays one of his instruments (mandolin, guitar,
violin or bouzouki), and a rhythm section (Adrian Walther and Phil Robertson lay
down the grooves. We allowed ourselves a few extras here and there, but overall
we kept it pretty streamlined. We hope we've captured a musical honesty appropriate,
to the candor of the lyrics."
is a wonderful variety of tempos, moods, melodies which create the perfect musical
vehicle for Carolyn's lyrical messages in these anthems, ballads and hymns which
creates a very balanced, varied selection of songs, through well-composed musical
Carolyn is a talented
vocalist, who displays her heart and spirit in her songs, using a variety of vocal
styles, though always clearly understood and most enjoyable, giving just the right
performance for each song.
WASTELAND * WHAT IN THE WORLD * JUST PRETENDING are wonderfully driven by a tight
acoustic ensemble sound, proving what a versatile instrument the guitar can be;
setting the tempo and spirit of the song, as well as to help support the melody.
WANTS EVERYTHING - Written in a minor key, is also an energetic, spirited acoustic-driven
song with a touches of blues and soul from an electric guitar, which also plays
a bluesy rift in the interlude. Great driving dotted eighth - 16th note rhythm
in the melody.
MORE IS LESS - Written in a minor key which has an easy beat, sports a
sad melody which fits the sad, blunt commentary on our secular culture's love
affair with sex, money, the easy way and self-indulgence.
* NO TRESPASSING are easy beat guitar/
piano, acoustic pop ballads which each offer just the perfect musical complement
for the edgy, truth portrayed plainly in the sometimes satirical, slightly biting,
lyrical messages expressed so well by Carolyn's vocal style in each song. Perhaps
the most honest songs illustrating the perceived happiness and rationalizations
of someone who is self-serving (FREE), or doesn't want to help others in real
OF THE LIVING - Interesting 3/4 meter, swirling peaceful, hopeful acoustic ballad.
TO GIVE is a perky, encouraging anthem, easy pop beat dotted note rhythm; probably
4 /4 or 2/2 meter, with a catchy melody which has a nice trumpet swing sound in
parts. Very nice dynamics build throughout the song.
ALONE - Dynamic, touching acoustic anthem with heart-felt vocals and lovely harmonies!
SEEK YOUR FACE - Dynamic, heart-felt prayer of confession hymn, accompaniment
mainly being the piano.
A HOPE is moving piano/ guitar anthem hymn with a dynamic poignant melody, which
the encouraging, smooth, heart-felt vocals and lyrics sit nicely on top of this
truly inspiring, hopeful effort.
has put together a truly entertaining collection of songs which not only offer
a delightful variety of musical compositions, but also carry lyrical messages
which tweak the conscience and encourage self-reflection, making this album perfect
to listen to during the Lenten season, or anytime a person feels the need to do
some self-evaluation, perhaps prompted by the Holy Spirit. The songs are at the
same time very encouraging, pointing to the Lord as the source of our strength
to walk in His ways, and a source of hope.
highly recommend this superb album, a MUST for any acoustic music lover's Christian
music collection, and for anyone else who enjoys being entertained and challenged
at the same time to become more like Christ, which means letting Him help us clean
out our own attics!
About Carolyn Arends
in Surrey, BC - with her husband Mark, son Ben, and daughter Bethany.
Arends has released 9 albums and is the author of 2 critically-acclaimed books.
"I write primarily
about God because he is what captivates my imagination. The idea that we can know
the Creator of the Universe, and that he knows us... I simply can't think of any
more fascinating subject matter."
15 of Arends' songs - Have become top
10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts.
Arends has earned: 2 Dove Awards, 2
Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards' Songwriter
of the Year.
* Carolyn and Pollyanna's
Attic - Produced by Carolyn Arends and
Roy Salmond . Was nominated for a total of 5 Covenant Awards, AND won two awards
at the award ceremony held on Friday, October 27th, 2006.
Attic won CD/DVD Artwork Design of the Year (recognizing the stellar work of graphic
designer Brent Flink/Indivisual Design)
NOT SO HIP - (Carolyn Arrends &
Bec Abbot) won Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year *
SHE WAS ALSO NOMINATED FOR: Female Vocalist
of the Year * SOMETHING TO GIVE - Folk/Roots Song of the Year
* POLLYANNA'S ATTIC - Folk/Roots Album
of the Year.
* Pollyanna's Attic
was just nominated for a Juno for the 2007 Juno Awards.
Individual Song Evaluation - My most favorite
songs are rated * * * * + +
* * * * + +
JUST PRETENDING - Carolyn Arends/Spencer Capier
needs drums when the acoustic guitar is played like this! Rousing acoustic ensemble
in the intro gets this song off to an invigorating start! Engaging, irresistible
dotted note rhythm and melody paired with imaginative lyrics, well presented vocally
with a style befitting this clever song!
References:(Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:15-16, Col.3:5)
shirt, and khaki chinos / Dessert and cappuccinos /SUV, he looks good in it /
Driving past his credit limit / She's climbing that Stairmaster / Up to Happy
Ever After / Though she never seems to get there / She can't stop /No she can't
Why do we try so hard? / Life's not some
greeting card / Models and movie stars / They're just pretending / They're just
Family full of achievers / Beat
the Jones and be the Cleavers /Give the lawn a manicure / No rough edges, that's
for sure / Sunday the whole congregation / Doesn't seem to need salvation /Everybody's
just terrific / All the time / All the time//
do we try so hard?/ Life's not some greeting card / Models and movie stars/ They're
just pretending / They're just pretending //
under pressure / Got to get our acts together / Living out these scripted roles/
Tidy and predictable What if we just all agreed / To wear our hearts on wrinkled
sleeves / And live the mess and mystery / Of a real life / Live real life //
do we try so hard?/ Life's not some greeting card / If we aren't who we are? /
we're just pretending We're just pretending. Why do we try so hard?/ Life's not
some greeting card / Models and movie stars They're just pretending / They're
just pretending //
Why don't we just be who
* * * * + SOMETHING TO GIVE - Carolyn Arends
Scriptural References:( 1
Cor. 12:4, Ephes. 4:11-12, John 15:16)
you, with the time why don't you spend it / If you've got a dime why don't you
lend it / If you've got hands then get them reaching out / If you've got feet
then get up off the couch
nothing so rude As a gift you don't use Or a life that you choose not to live
'Cause you're blessed to bless And the best of possessions is Having something
Hey you, with the song, why don't
you sing it / If you've got a lunch why don't you bring it / And if you've got
a dream don't let it die / If you've got a will come on and try //
nothing so rude As a gift you don't use / Or a life that you choose not to live
/ 'Cause you're blessed to bless And the best of possessions is / Having something
to give //
Bridge: Strength that's wasted always
wastes away / But love that's lived gets stronger every day /
nothing so rude / As a gift you don't use / Or a life that you choose not to live
/ 'Cause you're blessed to bless And the best of possessions is / Having something... You've got something / You've got something to give / /
Running Arends Music (ASCAP)
* * * * +
+ What in the World Carolyn Arends/Connie Harrington
stirring, driving acoustic accompaniment which is the driving force in the tempo
and spirit of the song, supporting the melody and poignant lyrics which wonders
why we turn away from God by our actions and by what comes out of our mouths!
It ends on the hopeful promise that the indwelling Holy Spirit is the only way
to stay on top of our tendency to do the wrong thing!
Scriptures: (Romans 7:14-25, Ephesians 4:22-24, James 3)
night I woke to siren screams / Just like I did the night before / Help coming
late to some crime scene / It wasn't far from my front door / I tried to hold
the thoughts at bay / Of someone's faceless pain / But I knew tears would flow
like blood / In the indifferent rain I cried: /
darkness hides within the hearts of men? / Where did this madness all begin? ///
And what in the world / What in the world / What in the world / Makes us act this
way / and turn away from You //
Today I woke
to my alarm / Just like I did the day before / I stretched and put the coffee
on / I kissed my baby out the door / Then as he turned to wave good-bye / I said
some petty thing / I saw the light in his eyes die / It left me wondering / What
darkness hides within this heart of mine? / Why do I do what I despise? //
And what in the world / What in the world / What in the world / Makes us act this
way and turn away from You ///
I look into my soul / I don't like what I see / No room for you for I am full
/ This is so much of me / And suddenly, there's no mystery...
in the world / What in the world / What in the world / Makes us act this and turn
away from You / What in the world / What in the world / Makes us act this way
and / Turn away from You //
TAG: Greater is
He / That is in me / Than He who's in the world / What in the world //
Copyright New Spring, INC (ASCAP)
* * * * + + THE
WASTELAND - Carolyn Arends/Dwight Liles
melody and lyrics stay in the mind, making an impression, reminding us that we
can't follow the Lord without His help.
References: ( Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:22-23, Rev. 21:1-4)
can lead us to water but you can't make us drink it / You can lead us to wisdom
but you can’t make us think it / So we're dry and we’re foolish and that's how
we're gonna stay / ‘Til you lead us away / From the Wasteland //
can show us your goodness but we won't recognize it / You can show us what love
is but we’ll only despise it / So we’re bad and we're lonely and that's how we're
gonna stay /‘Til you lead us away / From the Wasteland
Yeah from the mental / state / so far from the Heartland / Where fear /and / hate
/make everything quicksand / We've lost / our way /in this barren place / Life's
as empty as the time we waste / In the Wasteland
a snake in the shadow and he's looking us over / A vulture above us and he's circling
lower / See we're poisoned and we’re dying just a little everyday / You've got
to lead us away / From the Wasteland //
Yeah from the mental state so far from the Heartland / Where fear and hate make
everything quicksand // We've lost / our / way / in this barren place / Life's
as empty as the time we waste / In the Wasteland //
can give us your justice but we'll only defy it / You can send us salvation but
we'll just crucify it / Still you rise from the ruins and you promise us a day
/ When you’ll lead us away / From the Wasteland //
Ariose Music/Sunday's Shoes Music (ASCAP)
* * * + + THE LAND OF THE LIVING - Words and Music by Carolyn Arends / 2006
Running Arends Music/ASCAP
Comments: "I have a friend who struggles with clinical depression. When her
world gets dark and small she clings to Psalm 27:13: I would have despaired unless
I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Hearing the Psalmist, a man the Bible
says was after God's own heart, admit that there are times He cannot perceive
God's goodness, my friend does not feel so alone. She can cling, just like David
did, to the soul-level belief that God is there; somehow she can find just enough
strength to wait and to believe that there will come a time when the clouds will
lift and she will once again recognize His hand in her life. This song was born
in a chilly season of my own life -- a rather miserable winter of discontent.
The chorus is directly from the Scripture, and every time I sing those words,
I love them a little more.
frost came so early this year / Springtime is long overdue / And my heavy coat,
it don't keep out the cold / Like it used to / Nothing but fog in my mind / Nothing
but ice in my veins / I know everything's got a season, but tell me please the
reason / This winter will not go away //
Oh I, I would despair / If I did not believe / That I would see again / Your hand
in the land of the living//
I know I'm not
the first soul / To find myself lost in the night / But it's so long and dark,
I'm not sure that my heart / Can survive / Still I've got no choice but to wait
/ And cling to this last bit of rope / It's the promise that you made me not to
leave me or forsake me / So here I am hoping that hope //
Cause I, I would despair / If I did not believe / That I would see again / Your
hand in the land of the living //
I dream that the summer has come / I feel the warmth of the afternoon sun / But
then I awaken and I'm back to waiting / Oh how much longer Lord?//
I would despair / If I did not believe / That I would see again / Your hand in
the land of the living / I, I would despair / If I did not believe / That I would
see again / Your hand in the land of the living //
* * * + TO SEE YOUR FACE - Words and Music by Mark Heard
References: (Dt. 4:29, Chr. 7:14, Ps.105:4 & 119:58, Lke 10:27, 1 John 2:15-16)
I ever get to see your face / And if you will spare me / I know that my allegiance
to the human race / Will not ensnare me / /
I ever get to know your mind /And I survive it / I'm sure that I will leave a
way of life behind / I won't revive it
Lord, you know I need your love so bad / I hardly even have the strength / To
take Your hand //
If I ever set to hear / Your
voice / And I can take it / I'm certain that I will listen / To the better choice
/ And I will make it //
you know I need your love so bad I hardly even have the strength To take Your
If I ever get to see your face / And
if you will spare me / I know that my allegiance to the human race / Will not
ensnare me //
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* * * * + + EVERYBODY WANTS EVERYTHING - Chris Jonat/Carolyn Arends
References: (Matt. 6:21 & 33, Romans 12:2, 1 John 2:15-16, 1 Timothy 6:10)
wants to be this year's rock star / Sound like Clapton on guitar / Trash a room,
crash a car / So everyone knows who you are / It’s so bizarre / Everybody wants
Everybody wants to be a modern
day Don Juan / Everyday a different blonde / Heart weak, head strong / Absolutely
nothing wrong/ 'Til youth is gone / Everybody wants everything
Everybody wants it / Everybody needs it /Everybody wants everything ///
wants to be the hero in the neighborhood / Standing in for brotherhood / If we
fail it's understood / We did everything we could / So it still feels good / Everybody
Everybody wants to get a piece
of the big pie / Everything that money buys / Wanting more until we die / Deep
inside we wonder why /We even try / Everybody wants everything
Everybody wants to get ahead of the
rat race / Find ourselves a better place / Can't we see it's such a waste / All
we need is just one taste / Of amazing grace/ Everybody wants everything ///
Tag: Everybody wants it /Everybody needs it /Everybody wants everything ///
Chris Jonat (SOCAN)/Running Arends Music (ASCAP)
* * * + MORE IS LESS - Words and Music by Carolyn Arends/Spencer Capier
truthful look at some of the things that tempt human beings in our culture.
References:(Matt. 6:33, Luke 21:34, 1 Timothy 6:10)
got food that makes you hungry / Drink that makes you sick / We've got cars that
go in circles / Real nice clothes that do not fit / Here the money makes you paranoid
/ There's no one you can trust / The sex will leave you lonely / And the love
all turns to rust //
Chorus: This is how the
world looks when / We turn the means into the ends / Who on earth would ever guess
/ Less is more and more is less //
sleep that makes you tired / 'Til you're worn out and depressed / We've got drugs
to make you better / 'Til you feel the side effects Here the dreams will make
you bitter /And the truth will leave you cold 'Cause there isn't any refund /
On the lies that you are sold //
This is how
the world looks when / We turn the means into the ends / Who on earth would ever
guess / Less is more and more is less //
one could blame us for wanting more / But isn't it strange who the more leaves
us wanting? … wanting /
This is how the world
looks when / We turn the means into the ends / Who on earth would ever guess /
Less is more and more is less More is less //
2006 Running Arends Music (ASCAP)/Spencer Capier Music (SOCAN)
* * * ++ FREE - Words and Music by Carolyn Arends © Running Arends Music (ASCAP)
A great favorite which combines an upbeat
melody with satirical lyrical message, which expresses the freedom people have
not to care, not to have meaning in their lives. Carolyn's vocals are happy and
upbeat, giving these satirically biting lyrics even more umph to good effect!!!!
References: (Gen.2:16-17, Deut.11:26,Romans 1:24-32)
count my blessings, I am a daughter / Of the Land of Opportunity I want for nothing,
no one can stop me / Or take away my liberties / I've got a flag in my backyard
/ And a gun in my hand /And every night I thank the Good Lord / For this great
Chorus: 'Cause we are free / From the
cradle to the grave / So free of meaning and we like it that way / Yeah we are
free, we played it all so smart / 'Cause ain't nobody gonna bother stopping /
What we never did start /Yeah we are free //
see the forest for the skyscraper / Locked in cold war with the sun /Which one
will kill us: hate or indifference? / Or has all the killing been done? / Well
I don't know why I'm asking / 'Cause I'm well aware / That while we're free to
wonder / We're more free not to care //
we're so full of freedom / That we may just well /Split down the middle like the
Liberty Bell /There's just too many lies that we're too free to tell /We're all
free to die, we're free to go to hell... //
we are free / From the cradle to the grave / So free
of meaning and we like it that way / Yeah we are free, we played it all so smart
/ 'Cause ain't nobody gonna bother stopping / What we never did start /Yeah we
are free //
Tag: How does it feel to be free?
/ Ain't nobody gonna bother, 'body gonna bother stopping now...
* * * + + NO TRESPASSING - Words and Music by Carolyn Arends
lyrics take a truthful look at the human tendency to rationalize in order to jusitfy
not getting involved with people in trouble. Perhaps one of her "grumpiest
efforts," but real food for thought.
References: (Micah 6:8, Romans 14;10-12, Phil. 4:13, 1Cor.16:14, 2nd Cor: 5:14)
heard his cries in the night from across the lawn / They found him dead at the
bottom of the lake at dawn / Nobody'd come running to the rescue and when they
were asked / The passersby said that the signs that they read said "Keep Off the
Chorus: 'Cause you can't go near /
Anybody else's private ground / See folks 'round here / Have got a democratic
right to drown / And you're just a fool / If you care about the faces in the crowd
/ We've got a new edition of the Golden Rule: No trespassing allowed //
asked her 'bout the bruises on her face / I guess she was glad that they gave
her her personal space / When the bones wouldn't mend and it came to an end in
the dead of the night / The neighbors were sad but at least they had respected
her rights //
'Cause you can't go near / Anybody else's private ground / See folks 'round here
/ Have got a democratic right to drown / And you're just a fool / If you care
about the faces in the crowd / We've got a new edition of the Golden Rule: No
trespassing allowed //
Hook: Can't you read
the signs? / These are enlightened times / Got to be careful not to think too
much / You can watch 'em going under but you just can't touch / /
you can't go near / Anybody else's private ground See folks 'round here / Have
got a democratic right to drown And you're just a fool / If you care about the
faces in the crowd We've got a new edition of the Golden Rule: No trespassing
* * * * + + NOT ALONE - Words
and Music by Carolyn Arends
filled with the promise that we can depend on the Lord for endurance and strength
for anything we have to face.
( Romans 5:1-5, 2nd Cor.4:8-10, Psalm 27:14, Joshua 1:9)
are frightened by the frailty of this life / And so we pretend that we are strong
/ Till the telephone starts ringing in the dead of the night / And all at once
we know the world's gone wrong / When tragedy comes calling, it'll shake us to
the core / 'Til the things we thought were solid aren't certain anymore / But
even when our words desert us and our spirits groan / We are not alone //
We are hard pressed, but we are not crushed / We are struck down but not destroyed
/ Cause no matter what may happen / We are not abandoned / We are not alone //
There are friends who offer comfort, and they
mean well / But sometimes it's like salt inside a wound / And it's good to speak
of heaven, when it feels more like hell / But we ask our hearts for healing much
too soon / There's a Man of Sorrows, acquainted with our grief / And He's done
His share of crying in the night with no relief / There isn't any heartache that
He has not known / So we are not alone //
We are hard pressed, but we are not crushed / We are struck down but not destroyed
/ Cause no matter what may happen / We are not abandoned / We are not alone //
* * * * I'VE GOT A HOPE - Words and
Music by Eric Fiedor & Pierce Pettis ©9/21/00 Cal IV. Publishing/Slapfight Songs
(ASCAP) all rights reserved
We may struggle
against our tendency to sin in this world, but we have hope in Jesus which can
sustain us in this world and can look forward to going home to be with Him.
References: (Hebrews 6:19-20, & 12:1-3, 1 Cor 15:42-44,& 51-57).
Man is born to trouble / All the days of his life
/ As the sparks fly upward / From bonfires at night / They fill up the heavens
/ With pin points of light / And I've got a hope / That is not in this world //
Time, it is turning / Like a plow in the field
/ It roots up the earth / And what's hidden is revealed / Sowing the future /
While the past, it is sealed / I've got a hope / That is not in this world / /
of the battle / Is only with myself / While the other half / Is something I can't
help / /
Lest I should stumble / I try not
to forget / That every hair is numbered / Every footstep, every breath / And this
life that I'm living / It will not end in death / I've got a hope / That is not
in this world / /
I've got a hope that is not
in this world //
Reviewed by Julie Carr for
Visit: CarolynArends.com to hear some of her songs and buy her album.
Material found on Caroyn Arends' websites, and from material she sent me for this