Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stones from the Riverbed

One of the things I enjoy about my job is that I work with people who are passionate about music.  Several are musicians and the others are sound techs.  We share new music with each other all of the time, which has led to my discovering some new favorite musicians.  One such musician is Matthew Perryman Jones who recently released his new album "Land of the Living."  Below is my favorite track from the album "Stones from the Riverbed."  Lyrics are below.  Hope you like it as much as I do!
Silently tracing the cracks
Through the chaos
Grieving what cannot come back

What's gone away
Feeling the weight
Of sorrow's night
You can't find your way through the black
So you pray for light

Everyone's trying to find
Ways to fix it
You know in your heart what you need
To work it out
Looking away to a violent sky
There's a deep dark river
Rising on the inside

And you stand in the water
With your arms crossed
Groaning Hallelujah
And the trees bow to the east
As the sun waits under the sea
Fall into that mystery
Or it will pull you under
Fall into the mystery
Or it will pull you under

It's ok to say goodbye
It's ok to say goodbye
It's ok...
It's ok...
It's ok to say goodbye

The stones in the city walls
Were pulled from the river bed

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I listened to it again, makes perfect sense this time, thanks! I do love the music though.......