What a lovely time I had performing tonight at a benefit for Newberg’s Faith in Action organization! We did a 30 minute set that was a mixture of Celtic, Scottish, Jazz, Classical and original music. It was exciting to be able to share a brand new song—so new that I don’t have a title. I recorded the concert on my minidisc player and will hopefully post excerpts later this week.
Lyrics to the new song as follows-
Every day it seems another tragedy
Another war, another casualty.
Another one has fallen to disease
Another case of selfishness and greed.
Too many too much to take in.
Does the right side ever win?
Does it even matter if I try?
These are the questions I hide.
It’s not very easy to know what to do
But I’m gonna spend some time with you.
It’s not very easy to know what to say
But I’m gonna give my love away.
You give much more than you probably should.
And sometimes you feel misunderstood.
You wonder if it matters how hard you try.
Well I’m still standing by your side.
Is it too late to stand my ground?
Is it too late to try?
Is it too late to turn this thing around?
Writing this song has helped me remember that each of us has influence in our community to make the world a better place by reaching out to those around us. Even if it doesn’t feel like much in the face of so many problems in the world…those little things add up.