OCTOBER SINGLE: I Can't Get Small Enough

Mandy Rogers Horton - Scarcely Knowing My Own Name

The kids and I just got home Monday night from a 4-day trip back "home" to Raleigh. We haven't been back since we left in July, and we were all super excited to hang out with our people there. 

But as we started rounding familiar corners, the first thing that grabbed all of our attention was the lush green wall of 80-foot pine trees and sweet gums on either side of the road. That's Raleigh. Trees for miles. Green, green, green all year. 

The trees are highly protected in Raleigh, so that strip malls can be almost hard to spot. And the houses, even the big ones...so small, surrounded, overwhelmed.

When we moved to that place, I initially hated those trees, felt suffocated and closed in, not enough sky.

I'm different now.

I love being small in the presence of beauty. I love being a part but not the whole. I love wonder.

Shelby Bottoms Park, Nashville - another good place to be small

So I wrote this song, and Jess Ray and I kept it as simple as can be. We set up in my living room and recorded me playing and singing. It sounds rather small, and I kind of like that.

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p.s. I'm about to hit the road with my great pals Jess Ray & Taylor Leonhardt for the THREE BIRDS TOUR. I can't make up how much I'd love to see you out there. If you're interested in coming to a show, here's where we'll be: CLICK FOR THREE BIRDS TOUR DATES

I Can't Get Small Enough

Blessed are the ordinary

Blessed is the daily work

Sacred is the faithful sunrise

And the waters that cover the earth

It swallows me whole

It swallows me whole

How humble the faces

Of love that we hold

And I can't get small enough

 

Feel the wind in late september

Blowing leaves across the road

Dying for the sake of a beauty

That won't be born until they're gone

And it swallows me whole

'Cause i want to know

How to be quiet

How to lay me down low

And I can't get small enough

 

Lay me down   

Lower than blades of grass

A grain of sand

And all of the world is wonder

You are wonder

You are wonder

Lay me down   

Lower than blades of grass

A grain of sand

And all of the world is wonder

You are wonder

You are wonder