2.17.2009

Feeling a Bit Quaker/Folk Tonight

One of my favorite songs by Hoosier &  Quaker, Singer/Songwriter Carrie Newcomer is Bare To the Bone. I couldn't find an embedable version,
but here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

Lyrics for:  Bare To The Bone
From the album:  Betty's Diner: The Best Of Carrie Newcomer
Songwriter:  Carrie Newcomer

Here I am without a message
Here I stand with empty hands
Just a spirit tired of wandering
Like a stranger in this land

Walking wide eyed through this world
Is the only way I've known
Wrapped in hope and good intentions
Bare to the bone

There is nothing I won't show you
Nothing I can hide
Risked it all and dreamt it all
And seldom questioned why

You took me in when I was hungry
When my spirit ached and groaned
Laid wide open and defenseless
And bear to the bone

So, when I rise, I rise in glory
If I do, I do by grace
Time will wash away these footprints
And we'll leave without a trace

Between here and now and forever
Is such precious little time?
What we do in love and kindness
Is all that we leave behind

When my lights are slowly fading
And my eyes is softly waning
And the evening sun is setting
And the world is barely breathing

Then your voice will call me
And your hands can lead me home
Like a newborn awed and naked
And bare to the bone

So, when I rise, I rise in glory
If I do, I do by grace
Time will wash away these footprints
And we'll leave without a trace

Between here and now and forever
Is such precious little time
What we do in love and kindness
Is all we ever leave behind

Here I am without a message
Here I stand with empty hands
Just a spirit tired of wandering
Like a stranger in this land

Walking wide eyed through this world
Is the only way I've known
Wrapped in hope and good intentions
Bare to the bone

Wrapped in hope and good intentions
Bare to the bone

© CARRIE NEWCOMER MUSIC

Completely unrelated except that it's also by Carrie is The Gathering of Spirits. Another of my favorites by her.

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