AUGUST SINGLE: LET IT OUT

Apparition, Mandy Rogers Horton. 2016

Apparition, Mandy Rogers Horton. 2016

Let It Out

I’m looking up at the stars

From the bottom of a well

Feels like we might be rising 

But it sure is cold down here

 

And I’m looking over the earth

From the inside of a cloud

That refuses to rain or dissipate

Yeah, it seems I’ve forgotten how to

 

Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out

Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out

 

So I’m gonna walk in the forest

Deep in the silent green

Til I get to the place where I know it’s safe

And I’ll fall down on my knees and

 

Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out

Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out

Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out

Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out

 

Sometimes it’s only,

Only Beauty,

That breaks us open

You don’t see it coming

Til you are weeping

Like a child again

Oh, oh, oh

 

Look at the stars coming closer

I taste the tears on my lips 

Look at the stars coming closer

I taste the tears on my lips now

 

Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out…

 

This week I had the almost cathartic experience of sharing this song with a group of teen artists, a few of whom I’d secretly asked to stand and join in towards the end in a flash chorus kind of way.

On the final, rising let-it-outs, the rest of the students stood and sang at the top of their lungs as well, and I’ve never believed it more, how much we have to do just that.

After the final swell, one of my sisters singing with me broke into a sob, overwhelmed by the beauty of all our voices joined in such an uninhibited, expressive way.

This one is about taking a walk with your inner person, so you can listen well, and maybe weep a little if that’s what you need to do.

Love,

christa

 

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