Take Flight

I was really on a roll a few weeks ago working on music, but I have fallen behind. In order to crawl back on track, I ignored by rumpled hair and lack of makeup just to share a song I wrote over the summer.

This song was inspired by one of my favorite scenes in Anne of Green Gables:

“You must say your prayers while you are under my roof, Anne.”

“Why, of course, if you want me to,” assented Anne cheerfully. “I’d do anything to oblige you. But you’ll have to tell me what to say for this once. After I get into bed I’ll imagine out a real nice prayer to say always. I believe that it will be quite interesting, now that I come to think of it.”

“You must kneel down,” said Marilla in embarrassment.

Anne knelt at Marilla’s knee and looked up gravely.

“Why must people kneel down to pray?” If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or into the deep, deep, woods, and I’d look up into the sky–up–up–up–into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer. Well, I’m ready. What am I to say?”

And thus, these lyrics were born.

There's a stillness in the night

It's a quiet kind of reverence

The whisper of a song pierces the dark

In an instant it's a fire

A communion with creation

A connection bringing heaven to earth

And I take flight

There is static in the air

It's a warning storms are coming

I am restless for the curtain to fall

The sky opens, oh my soul

Ever wonder what a feeling

Like the thunder is an answer to my call

And I take flight

And I take flight

Now I don't know yet

What's waiting on the other side

But I will climb high

All the ways to take

Not a moment left to waste

With hope so close that you could taste

With hope so close that you could taste

Cover photo by luizclas from Pexels

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