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A Thousand Suns, by Hey Rosetta!

This is a song that Sara brought to my attention. The lyrics are simple but, for me, layered with meaning. A powerful message of living in right relationship with each other: "...trust and truth collide when a stranger's love could make your heart explode..." What an amazing world it would be if we lived in loving community with friends and strangers alike.

I also love the ending about how the things we do echo on and on, and are not just ours alone. I really believe that to be true, we don't always know how our actions will affect others, or affect change (for good or bad). As my blog friend menehune mentioned in a recent comment, there's a saying that goes along the lines of: "it just takes a small ripple to have a big effect" I hope that being mindful of that truth will help me to more often act in ways that have positive effects in the world.


Lyrics...

everyone around wants to give you their thanks
everyone around wants to give you their hands
we want to thank you so much! we want to thank you so much!
may every breath you breathe be built on sacred things

and i don't wish for this alone

these are twisted times when trust and truth collide
when a stranger's love could make your heart explode
i want to give it all back! if i could give it all back
i'd send a thousand suns to warm your worthy lungs

and i don't wish for this alone

everyone around wants to give you their hands
everyone around puts their hands on your back
and they say: we want to thank you so much! we want to thank you so much!
cause all you did for them, you also did for us

what you've done is not yours alone
what you've done echoes on and on
(on and on and on)

Comments (3)

Amen, my blog sister!

Great song! Thanks for posting this.

So true.

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