Roses in the Snow & Drought

by Joanne Rand

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1. LITTLE PEOPLE'S WAR -6:50
2. WHERE THE WATERS FLOW -5:07
3. ROSES IN THE SNOW & DROUGHT -5:12
4. WHEN YOURE GONE -3:40
5. BEES IN HIS WALLS -3:37
6. HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE -3:17
7. CIRCLE AT THE HEART -5:24
8. JOHNNY CASH CAME BACK -3:19
9. THE PARTING GLASS -3:43
10. ROCK THERAPY -9:18
11. ROSES REPRISE 5,-1:02
TT 51:00

• LITTLE PEOPLE'S WAR (Written in response to the 2015 attack in Paris, only days before my teen daughter was to travel there to the climate change conference)
• WHERE THE WATERS FLOW (love song written in 2010, on Mothers Day, by a running stream with my husband and child)
• ROSES IN THE SNOW & DROUGHT (the dreams of a child growing through the years)
• WHEN YOU'RE GONE (a song that wrestles with mortality and take a big breath of life…"I'm going outside…& I intend to live long!")
• HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE (an Anthem to our unique berg)
• CIRCLE AT THE HEART (written in 2001 on the day the World Trade Center towers fell)
• JOHNNY CASH CAME BACK (co-written with an old friend, Peter Peteet, and released in support of Black-Lives-Matter)
• THE PARTING GLASS (Traditional Scottish)
• ROCK THERAPY (my fave! Dance jam)
• Roses in the Snow instr reprise- (a reminder to keep your chin up)

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released January 1, 2017

•Produced by Joanne Rand, Stephen Hart, & Piet Dalmolen
•All Songs written by Joanne Rand, except:Johnny Cash Came Back (Peter Peteet & Joanne Rand), Parting Glass (traditional). Arrangements by Joanne & the band.

•Joanne Rand- Acoustic guitar, vocals, clarinet (8,10), bass (1,3,5,8)
•Piet Dalmolen- Electric Guitar, bass (2,6,7,9,10) •Rob Diggins- Violin
•Tim Randles- keyboard •Jonathan Kipp- Drums (7,10) •Band- backup vocals (2,6,10)

•Mixed & mastered by Stephen Hart (Two Rock Digital, Petaluma, CA)
•Recorded by Piet Dalmolen (Universal Balance Studios, Arcata, CA)
•Photos: Greg King Photography

Dedicated to Steve Young, Tom King & all great souls who passed this year.

© & P 2017, Joanne Rand, Homefire Productions, BMI
Lyrics at: www.JoanneRandMusic.com
PO Box 586, Arcata, CA 95518 USA

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Track Name: LITTLE PEOPLE'S WAR
LITTLE PEOPLE’S WAR –Joanne Rand 1/7/16
Key E5 (no 3rd), meter 6/8

Em B
TALE GOES ON FOREVER
D A
OF A LITTLE PEOPLE’S WAR.
Am Em
DO YOU THINK ITS HUMAN NATURE
D C
OR WHAT THEY’RE FIGHTING FOR?

AS CENTURIES ROLL FORWARD
THE BATTLE PRESSES ON
AND IT’S BEEN THIS WAY FOREVER
SINCE GENGIS KHAN

C Em
DO YOU THINK IT’S HUMAN NATURE
C D
DO YOU THINK WE’LL EVER FIND
Em D G D Em D G D
PEACE OF MIND?
Em D G D Em D Em
PEACE OF MIND?
(pedal Em)
***
LEGEND GOES THERE IS A LIGHTHOUSE
STANDING BRAVELY ON A HILL
INSIDE AN ANCIENT STONE CIRCLE
OF PREHISTORIC SKILL.

RUMOR HAS IT ALL WHO SEEK THIS PLACE
ALREADY HOLD THE KEY
TO CLIMB INSIDE THAT SPIRAL
AND LIGHT THE LAMP OF PEACE.

DO YOU THINK IT’S HUMAN NATURE
DO YOU THINK WE’LL EVER FIND
PEACE OF MIND?
PEACE OF MIND?
(Instr.)
[[:Em /-/B/-/D/-/A/-/Am/-/Em/-/D/-/C/-:]]

Em B
THE LIGHT OF PEACE HAS BEEN SHINING –
D A
FOR EONS, IT SEEMS
Am Em
DO YOU THINK WE’LL EVER FIND IT
D C
IN THIS SPIDERWEB OF DREAMS?

WHEN THE WHITES OF OUR EYES
MEET THE WHITES OF THEIRS
CAN THERE BE UNDERSTANDING
IN THIS COMEDY OF ERRORS?

C E
CAN THE LIGHTHOUSE SHINE FOREVER
C D
WHILE WE BOMB OUR WORLD TO HELL
C E
CAN THERE BE A FUTURE
C D
ONLY FUTURE CAN TELL


G D
C G
HOLD THE KEY
Em G
CLIMB INSIDE THE SPIRAL
Em G
LIGHT THIS LAMP WITH ME

G D
LET THE WORLD OUTLIVE THIS TALE
C G
OF A LITTLE PEOPLE’S WAR
Em G
THE SEED OF HUMANKIND IS
Em G
KINDNESS TO THE CORE

G D
WHEN THE WHITES OF OUR EYES
C G
MEET THE WHITE OF GOD
Em D C C
WE SHALL OUTLIVE THIS HUMAN FLOOD

(PEDAL Em)
***
Em B
DO YOU THINK WE’LL EVER FIND IT
Em B
DO YOU THINK WE’LL EVER FIND
C D E
PEACE OF MIND
Em D G D Em D G D
PEACE OF MIND?
Em D G D Em D Em Pedal Em
PEACE OF MIND?






























Key E5 (no 3rd), 6/8 LITTLE PEOPLE’S WAR –Joanne Rand 1/7/16

VERSE [[:Em / B / D / A //
Am / Em / D / C:]]
PRE-CHOR C / Em / C / D //
CHOR Em D / G D / Em D / G D
Em D / G D / Em D / Em
PEDAL Em / Em
(REPEAT WHOLE , SKIP PEDAL Em)

INSTR [[:Em /-/B/-/D/-/A/-/
Am/-/Em/-/D/-/C/-:]]

VERSE [[:Em / B / D / A //
Am / Em / D / C:]]
PRE-CHOR [[:C / Em / C / D:]]
Bridge [[:G / D / C / G /
Em / G / Em / G:]]
G / D / C / G /
Em / D / C / C
PEDAL Em / Em
PRE-CHOR II Em / B / Em / B / C / D
PEDAL Em / Em / Em / Em
CHOR Em D / G D / Em D / G D
Em D / G D / Em D / Em
Key E5 (no 3rd), 6/8 LITTLE PEOPLE’S WAR –Joanne Rand 1/7/16

VERSE [[:Em / B / D / A //
Am / Em / D / C:]]
PRE-CHOR C / Em / C / D //
CHOR Em D / G D / Em D / G D
Em D / G D / Em D / Em
PEDAL Em / Em

VERSE
PRE-CHOR
CHOR
INSTR-VERSE
VERSE
PRE-CHOR 2X
Bridge [[:G / D / C / G /
Em / G / Em / G:]]
G / D / C / G /
Em / D / C / C
PEDAL Em / Em
PRE-CHOR II Em / B / Em / B / C / D
PEDAL Em / Em / Em / Em
CHOR Em D / G D / Em D / G D
Em D / G D / Em D / Em
Track Name: Where the Waters Flow
WHERE THE WATERS FLOW –Joanne Rand 2009 (Meter 6/8, Key D)

D D/F#
Thirteen years ago
D/E D/E
I never would have thought that it would be so
D D/F#
I’d just said goodbye
D/E D/E
To my brother.
D D/F#
Thirteen years ago
D/E D/E
I was single and scared to let you in
D D/F#
I’d just said goodbye
D/E D/E
To my brother, to my best friend
A9 G9
WHERE THE WATERS FLOW
A9 G9
WHERE THE WATERS FLOW
A9 G9 D
WHERE THE WATERS FLOW

D D/F#
But now we’re here
D/E D/E
Where the sun shines and the butterflies fly by
D D/F#
Now we’re here
D/E D/E
Where the waters flow.
D D/F#
Now we’re here,
D/E D/E
My husband and my child and I
D D/F# D/E D/E
Now we’re here, where the waters flow.
CHORUS

D D/F# D/E D/E
I will always be there for you, if you want me to.
D D/F# D/E D/E
I will always be beside you.
D D/F# D/E D/E
I will always be there for you, if you want me to.
D D/F# D/E D/E
I will always be beside you.
CHORUS
Track Name: Roses in the Snow & Drought
Roses in the Snow and Drought –Joanne Rand, 2016
(This song woke me up at 5:00AM to be written)

F Bb
Mama, I want to be garbage man
Dm C
‘Cause it looks so cool the way the big tires spin
F Bb
And he’s standing in the back with his face in the wind
Dm C
At dawn in the alleyway
Bb F
He looks so free smiling at me
Dm C
Whistling a tune in Dixie.


F Bb
Mama I want to be an Archeologist
Dm C
Walking up hills in the African dust
F Bb
Shake this red clay off my feet
Dm C
My destiny to meet
Bb F
My heart is filled with wanderlust
C F
I can’t seem to shake this thirst
Bb F
Give me the road, or I’m gonna burst
D C
Gotta be free


F Bb
Mama I want to be a Rock-n-roll Star
Dm C
Shine my shoes and raise the bar
F Bb
I feel free when I sing and shout
Dm C
And that’s what life’s about
Bb F
Trying to be free, sing and shout
C F
Trying to shine high and shake it on out
Bb F
Growing roses in the snow and drought
D C
Trying to be free

Chorus:
F Bb
WANT TO BE FREE, SING AND SHOUT
Dm C
GROWING ROSES IN THE SNOW AND DROUGHT
F Bb
WANT TO SHINE HIGH AND SHAKE IT ON OUT
Dm C
AND COME WHISTLING HOME.
F Bb
WANT TO MAKE A MARK, WANT TO MAKE A SPLASH
Dm C
SHINE MY SHOES AND RAISE THE BAR
F Bb Dm C
AND COME WHISTLING HOME TO YOU MAMA
[And mama says to me:]
Bridge:

Bb5 C5 Bb7 Bb7
Breathe life
Bb5 C5 Gm7 Gm7
Make memories
Bb5 C5 F F Bb
Like a long string of lights…


F Bb
Mama, I’m trying to understand
Dm C
This slowing down body and this played out hand
F Bb Dm C
I guess I dream but it’s cloudy now
Bb F
I walk my dog in the rosy glow
C F
Smile at the sun and I’m ready to go
Bb F
Life is a circle don’t you know
D C
And I’m still free

CHORUS

[and I say to my girl]
BRIDGE
Track Name: When You're Gone
When You’re Gone You’re Gone – Joanne Rand 2016
Am C F
Seems like Everyone around is dropping like flies
Am C F
All those great minds I trusted
Am C F
Had the devil may care in their eyes
Am C F
Now their lives are busted
C G F
But I’m going outside
Am C F
And Intend to live long
C G Bb
Cause sure as your born
Am C D
When you’re gone you’re gone
(Instr) [[:Am C | F :]]
Am C F
When I was young suckin’ my thumb
Am C F
Mama said life is like a race dear
Am C F
Stake your claim to fame
Am C F
Gotta be an ace dear
C G F
But the years go by
Am C F
I had a good run
C G D
Take the blinders off and
G
Look at the sun
(Instr) G / Em / C / D [[: Am C / F :]] (8X)
C G F
But I’m going outside
Am C F
And Intend to live long
C G Bb
Cause sure as your born
Am C D
When you’re gone you’re gone

Intro,Verse [[:Am C / F / Am / C / F :]](4X)
Chorus I C G /F / Am C / F // C G / Bb / Am C / D(pause) (INSTR.VERSE)
Verse [[:Am C / F /Am / C / F :]](4X)
Chorus II C G / F / Am C / F //C G / D
Instr G / Em / C / D (stop!) Lead Gtr. [[: Am C / F :]] (8X)
Chorus I C G /F / Am C / F // C G / Bb / Am C / D(pause)
Track Name: Bees in his Walls
Bees in His Walls –Joanne Rand 6/15/10 (dedicated to Tom King)


A A
He’s got bees in his walls and mice in his attic
A A
And his arbor’s tumbling down
D D
But he’s a good-looking man
A A
He’s a good-hearted man
E E A A
And he’s keeping it all together…Best as he can.

A A
Well his apple orchard’s growing in poison oak
A A
Upholstery is cracking on his favorite chair
D D
But he’s a good-looking man
A A
He’s a good-hearted man
E E A A
And he’s keeping it all together…Best as he can.


D D
He always looks nice
A A
In his clean white shorts
E E
And his clean white shoes
A A
And his clean white hair,
D D
And he always acts nice
A A
‘Cept for when he don’t
E E
But that ain’t news
E E (D,C#,B)
That we need to share.



A A
Clock’s stopped ticking and the TV’s off
A A
Photo’s are fading on his Frigidaire
D D
But he’s a good-looking man
A A
He’s a good-hearted man
E E A A
And he’s keeping it all together…Best as he can.

D D
Fifty years of mementos
A A
Who knows where the time goes
E E
His loyalty and love shows
A A
Only the ghost knows.
D D
Do you think that she’s in there

A A
Giving him all her tender-loving care?
D A
Could she be waiting for him like he’s waiting for her?
E E (D,C#,B)
…Or do you think that’s square?


A A
Clock’s stopped ticking and the TV’s off
A A
Photo’s are fading on his Frigidaire
D D
But he’s a good-looking man
A A
He’s a good-hearted man
E E
Gotta love that man…
D D
Gotta love that man…
E E D C# A7
Gotta love that man…long as you can!
Track Name: Humboldt to the Bone
HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE – JOANNE RAND 2016

E A E E
OUR LITTLE BURG BY THE SEA
A A E E
IS LEFTY AND TRENDY AND FREE
A A E E
THE AIR’S ALWAYS FRESH AND THE FISH ARE THE BEST
D D D D E
AND THE GARDEN’S GROW BOUNTIFULLY IN OUR BURG BY THE SEA


E A E E
OUR LITTLE COLLEGE TOWN
A A E E
MAY LOOK A WEE BIT RUN-DOWN
A A E ßE
BUT REALTY IS HIGH AND LEGAL JOBS ARE HARD TO COME BY
D D D D E
AND NOMADIC SQUATTERS ABOUND IN OUR COLLEGE TOWN


A A E E
AND THERE’S NO OTHER PLACE THAT WE’D RATHER GRACE
B B E E
WITH SEEDS OF REBELLION WE’VE SEWN
A A E E
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PAST AND A SPIRIT THAT LASTS
B B E E
WE ARE HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE


E A E E
OUR LITTLE HUMBOLDT HOME
A A E E
IS A PLACE WHERE THE WAYWARD MY ROAM
A A E E
WE MAY APPEAR AS IF WE’RE TOO POOR TO LIVE HERE
D D D D E
BUT IT’S A STYLE WE PROUDLY OWN IN OUR HUMBOLDT HOME


E A E E
OUR LITTLE ARCATA-VILLE
A A E E
WHERE THE HIPPIES ARE OVER THE HILL
A A E E
I SEEN 30 YEARS HERE AND I’LL SEE 30 MORE STILL
D D D D E
PUT YOUR WEAPONS AWAY ‘CAUSE IT’S CHILL IN ARCATA-VILLE


A A E E
AND THERE’S NO OTHER PLACE THAT WE’D RATHER GRACE
B B E E
WITH SEEDS OF REBELLION WE’VE SEWN
A A E E
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PAST AND A SPIRIT THAT LASTS
B B E E
WE ARE HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE

BRIDGE:
E C#m
IT’S THE GUARDIAN PRESENCE OF THE REDWOOD TREES
F#m D
AND THE PEOPLE WHO DARE TO CARE ABOUT THESE
E C#m
IT’S THE POUNDING SURF AND THE SEA LIONS’ ROAR
A B B
MAKES ME SHOUT FOR MORE! OWWWW!!!

E A E E
OUR LITTLE ARCATA-VILLE
A A E E
WHERE THE HIPPIES ARE OVER THE HILL
A A E E
I SEEN 30 YEARS HERE AND I’LL SEE 30 MORE STILL
D D D D
PUT YOUR WEAPONS AWAY ‘CAUSE IT’S CHILL

A A E E
AND THERE’S NO OTHER PLACE THAT WE’D RATHER GRACE
B B E E
WITH SEEDS OF REBELLION WE’VE SEWN
A A E E
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PAST AND A SPIRIT THAT LASTS
B B E E
WE ARE HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE

A A E E
AND WE’LL LAUGH IN YOUR FACE IF YOU SAY WE’VE DISGRACED
B B E E
THIS COUNTRY YOU CALL YOUR OWN
A A E E
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PAST AND A SPIRIT THAT LASTS
B B E E
WE ARE HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE
B B E E
HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE
B B E E
HUMBOLDT TO THE BONE
Track Name: Circle at the Heart
Circle at the Heart – Joanne Rand, 9/11/01

Am Am
There’s a circle at the heart of the earth
G G
And inside a family
Am Am
Man and woman and baby
G G
A family, you and me
Am Am
And on one side of the earth is a bomb
G G
And on the other is a cross.
Am Am
War and peace circling around
G G
Hold the center where the heart is found.

Am Am
There’s a circle at the heart of the earth
G G
And inside a family
Am Am
Man and woman and baby
G G
Grandmother, Grandfather
Am Am
And on one side of the earth is the night
G G
And on the other is the day.
Am Am
Day and night one and the same
G G
Hold the center in the family name.

Am Am
There’s a circle at the heart of the earth
G G
And inside a family
Am Am
Man and woman and baby
G G
Grandmother, Grandfather
Am Am
And on one side of the earth is desire
G G
And on the other is dread.
Am Am
Love and fear one and the same
G G
Hold the center in the family name.
Am Am
Day and night one and the same
G G
Hold the center in the family name.
Am Am
War and peace circling around
G G
Hold the center where the heart is found.

A Maj. A Maj.
There’s a circle at the heart of the earth
G G
We pray for compassion.
A Maj. A Maj.
There’s a circle at the heart of the earth
G G
We pray for release.
A Maj. A Maj.
There’s a circle at the heart of the earth
G G
We pray for vision.
A Maj. A Maj.
There’s a circle at the heart of the earth
G G
We pray for Peace.
G G
We pray for Peace.
Track Name: Johnny Cash Came Back
Johnny Cash Came Back –Peter Peteet & Joanne Rand
F F
Johnny Cash came back to Jackson
F F
But not to fool around
F F
Cuz this wasn't Mississippi
F F
It was Georgia's killing town
C C
And I know they say that Tennessee grave
Bb Bb
Is holding his body down
C C
But I swear he was there in Jackson
Bb
With a finger up
Bb F F F F
For the men who held Troy down
F F
Well Johnny Cash, he dressed in black
F F
While Troy was born with it as skin
F F
But they shared that inner fire
F F
Knew the hole a needle made when it tore in
C C
And seeing flowers in the darkness
Bb Bb
With a love of all their fellow men
C C
They held on tight through the red-hot night
Bb
Never did let go.
Bb F F F F
Never did give in
The fire raged inside them both
They told of how they'd let us down
And of that deepest darkness that shook them
When love and reason came back ‘round
They knew an empire was just dirt
And the answers few and curt:
Your skin ain't nothin but a shirt
We all have to go away someday
Life is painful dirty work

There's victims in every time
And when your eyes stare back at you
Will you answer to yourself
That you were loyal, that you were true?
Was your life one that could have been?
Did you sing out loud into the din?
Let the words flow out into the night
Of all you saw, wrong or right

Well they shot Troy in Jackson
It was just the other night
All the Judges they had sworn
And they had signed that it was right.
They used a needle not a gun
Used two to spare the skin of one
They all stared hard and watched him die
Not a one of them was singin’ … they could only sigh
At what they’d done

As the poison and the state
Ended a case as gray as slate
Salt came and claimed this one
With a needle not a gun
It also washed down my face
Everywhere there is a gritty trace
Behind my back is every race
Raging on in mortified disgrace
At what was done

F Bb C Bb
Are you watching?
F Bb C Bb
For how long?
F Bb C Bb
Are you singing?
F Bb C Bb
What’s your song?
F Bb C Bb
Oh, Johnny you are so right
F C F F
To shoot the bird at what is wrong.
Track Name: The Parting Glass
THE PARTING GLASS – TRADITIONAL
[Intro]

F#m D A E


[Verse 1]

F#m D A E
Of all the money that e'er I had
F#m D A E
I've spent it in good company
F#m D A E
And all the harm that e'er I've done
F#m D Bm F#m
Alas it was to none but me
A D A E
And all I've done for want of wit
Bm A F#m A E
To memory now I can't recall
F#m D A E
So fill to me the parting glass
F#m D Bm F#m
Good night and joy be with you all


[Verse 2]

F#m D A E
Of all the comrades that e'er I had
F#m D A E
They are sorry for my going away
F#m D A E
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
F#m D Bm F#m
They would wish me one more day to stay
A D A E
But since it falls unto my lot
Bm A F#m A E
That I should rise and you should not
F#m D A E
I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
F#m D Bm F#m
Good night and joy be with you all


[Verse 3]

F#m D A E
A man may drink and not be drunk
F#m D A E
A man may fight and not be slain
F#m D A E
A man may court a pretty girl
F#m D Bm F#m
And perhaps be welcomed back again
A D A E
But since it has so ordered been
Bm A F#m A E
By a time to rise and a time to fall
F#m D A E
Come fill to me the parting glass
F#m D A E
Goodnight and joy be with you all
F#m D Bm F#m
Goodnight and joy be with you all

EASIER VERSION
CAPO 2-

[[:Em C | G D :]] (3X)
// // // //
Em C | Am Em
// // // //
G C | G D
// // // //
Am,G,Em| G D
/ / // // //
Em C | G D
// // // //
Em C | Am Em
// // // //
Track Name: Rock Therapy #2
ROCK THERAPY -Joanne Rand
Intro:
G/B Dsus4/A
WHEN YOUR CENTER TOUCHES MINE
Gsus4 Gsus4
SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME
G/B Dsus4/A
I BEGIN TO SHAKE & SHIMMER &
Gsus4 Gsus4
SOON I CANNOT SEE
Em7 D
WHEN YOUR CENTER TOUCHES MINE
C9 A4
SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME
Em7 D
I BEGIN TO SHAKE & SHIMMER &
Em7 D C9 A4
COMMUNITY!
Em7 D C9 A4
COMMUNITY!
Body:
Em D Em D Em
I am a circle of rocks, you are a circle of rocks
D Em D Em D
With a rock at our center.
Em D Em D Em
I am a circle of rocks, you are a circle of rocks
D Em D Em D
With a rock at our center.
Em D Em D Em
I open my circle to you, you open your circle to me
D Em D Em D
& you begin to send me.
Em D Em D Em
I open my circle to you, you open your circle to me
D Em D Em
& you begin to send me.
D C D Em D
“WHY ARE WE HERE?” THE BUDDHIST ASKED THE RIMPOCHE
C D Em D
“WHY ARE WE HERE?” “TO COMMUNE WITH THE BUDDHAS”
Em D Em D Em
I am a circle of rocks, you are a circle of rocks
D Em D Em D
With a rock at our center.
Em D Em D Em
I am a circle of rocks, you are a circle of rocks
D Em D Em D
With a rock at our center.
Em D Em D Em
I open my circle to you, you open your circle to me
D Em D Em D
& you begin to send me. (a tongue of rocks).
Em D Em D
When that tongue reaches me, when that tongue reaches me
Em D Em D Em D
Something begins a-happening.
Em D Em D
When your tongue reaches me, when your tongue reaches me
Em D Em D Em
Something begins to zing, zing zing...
D C D Em D
“WHY ARE WE HERE?” THE BUDDHIST ASKED THE RIMPOCHE
C D Em D
“WHY ARE WE HERE?” “TO COMMUNE WITH THE BUDDHAS”
Em D Em D Em D Em D Em D
When your center touches mine, something happens to me:
Em D Em D Em D Em D Em D
I begin to shake and shimmer and soon I cannot see;
Em D Em D Em
I am a beam of light, you are a beam of light
D Em D Em D
Shining down through the holes in the lid.
Em D Em D Em
There is no separate entity, no “you”, no “me”,
D Em D
Just me-in-you and you-in-me & soon together we...
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Activate our soul
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“WHY ARE WE HERE?” THE BUDDHIST ASKED THE RIMPOCHE
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“WHY ARE WE HERE?” “TO COMMUNE WITH THE BUDDHAS”
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But if we could see above that lid,
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We’d see there is no separate entity.
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No you…
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No me…
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Commu- - - nity - That’s you, that’s me
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Commu- - - nity Activate our soul
Outro: (same as intro)