DANIEL CAINER How We’re Blessed

from HILLARY ROLLINS PRESENTS: CHRISTINE LAVIN & FRIENDS LIVE AT McCABE'S GUITAR SHOP


Consider this day,

For it is holy,

If we consider that it’s holy then it is,

Take this moment

To consider all the moments

That we did not so consider prior to this

It’s how it is and how it’s always been

And will always be I guess

It’s how we’re blessed

How we’re blessed

Consider the light

The light that guides you

And without which you would flounder in the dark

Whatever they tell you

It burns inside you

And it’s blazing like a furness

Like our nearest dying star

That’s how it is and how it’s always been

The light and the darkness

It’s how we’re blessed

How we’re blessed

How we’re blessed

It’s sometimes hard to fathom

When you’re falling into a chasm

When you’re staring at the jaws of death

How we’re blessed

We’re never going to understand it

In our short time on the planet

We are honoured guests

Consider this sound

This set of vibrations

That move the air that stir the head and heart

The epic themes and the many variations

The revelations

That tear us up and tear us all apart

That’s how it is and how it’s always been

Even in the wilderness

It’s how we’re blessed

How we’re blessed

How we’re blessed

With the livings we are scratching

When the world around’s collapsing

When yours is as good as my guess

How we’re blessed

When our hearts are truly open

When our fears are finally spoken

We can rest

Consider this breath

This breath that fills you

And without which you’d be useless more or less

What doesn’t make you

Stronger kills you

Your breath is the first blessing you’re given

And the last thing you have left

That’s how it is and how it’s always been

For the worst and for the best

It’s how we’re blessed

How we’re blessed

Credits:

written by Daniel Cainer

Guest artists in the finale: Marty Axelrod, Bill Berry, Seth Cutler, Alfred Johnson, Kevin Kelso, Maude Maggart, Art Podell, and Harriet Schock

DANIEL CAINER is a multi-ward-winning songwriter, storyteller, performer, and broadcaster based in London. He tours his ever-evolving, one-person-show of unique stories-in-song around the world in theatres (including five off-Broadway runs), cabaret venues, temples and anywhere else that will have him. He has written many soundtracks for TV film and radio and featured on all major UK networks. As a session musician and music producer he has worked at Abbey Road and many other major studios. He also writes and performs topical songs and has been a regular on BBC and independent radio. His shows are a highlight of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he has performed every year since 2005.

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