Ruminating On Rumi

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.

~ M. Rumi

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Joy Of Joys ~ I Will


Joy of Joys.
Today, in the mail, came "Singing This Love", a song book of music and lyrics of Kirtana. All songs from "Falling Awake", "A Deeper Surrender", "This Embrace" & "The Offering" and selected songs from her earlier, pre Gangaji albums, "Healing Rain" and "Parrish Light". I promptly down loaded the two earlier albums and was lifted up by the song of joy with this gem, "I Will".  As of this writing, I could not find it on You Tube. Perhaps you'd like to download the album(s) from CD Baby.

Here are the lyrics.  

I Will


Most of the time life makes sense.
God is a verb in the present tense
Who knows about every sparrow that falls.
But I lose faith fast i must confess
When I'm crying out in the wilderness
Like a lone wolf
And no one returns my calls.


That endless blue can take you to
And existential point of view
Where the only meaning you can find you bring.
So just in case no one's there
To listen to my dreams and prayers -
Just in case no one cares
I will.


I will. I will. If nobody else will I will.
I will. I will. If nobody else will I will.


I believe in love and those twists of fate
That lead to friends or an ideal mate.
I've been feeling pretty lucky of late
(knock on wood).
But who can ever say what's around the bend.
I can't depend on a lover or a friend
To stick with me to the bitter end
So i will.


I will. I will. if nobody else will I will.
I will. I will. if nobody else will I will.


Every time i seek truth or solace
Outside my self
I just can't find anywhere to turn.
If from dust we come
And to dust we go it seems to me
The answers must lie somewhere in between.


Like here and now. 
But it’s hard to understand 
harder to bear when people seem to 
suffer more than their share 
of sickness, poverty and grief.
Although I believe in a perfect plan 
and the intrinsic good of man 
it doesn’t take much to challenge my belief. 


But maybe I don't need to understand
To take a stand or take a hand
Or make a change however small it is.
Maybe i don't even need to know how.
Maybe it's enough right now
For me to make a simple vow that I will.


I will. I will. If nobody else will I will.
I will. I will. If nobody else will I will.


I will. I will. If nobody else will I will.
I will. I will. If nobody else will I will.