There is Darkness and then There is Light. (Song)

*going for that very slow folk/gospell – probably would do this one accapella

There’s evil in this world

And I know it.

There’s evil in this world

In every nook and crack you see.

There’s evil in this world.

And I’ve seen it.

There’s evil in this world.

And it will stomp you to the ground.

There’s evil in this world.

And it will stomp you to the ground.

There’s beauty in this world.

And I know it.

There’s beauty in this world.

In every nook and crack you see.

There’s beauty in this world.

And I breathe with it.

There’s beauty in this world.

And it will lift you from the ground.

There’s beauty in this world.

And it will lift you from the ground.

(Repeat – end)

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A Welder’s Son (poem/song)

A Welder’s Son

I am a welder’s son
Whose mind wandered
And found itself a home
In the word
And the way
People
Talk to each other

(Chorus) But I am a welder’s son.

I am a welder’s son
And every now and then
I need to remind myself
Of the hard, hard labour
Of the hardest craft in the world
One of them
At least

(Chorus)

I am a welder’s son
Whose life wandered
Beyond
The machines
Beyond the massive
Weight of steel
The blinding arcs
And the burn of torches

(Chorus)

I am a welder’s son
But there is a life beyond it
He has earned it for me
Lived it for me
And now I share words
With the world

But I am a welder’s son

I am a welder’s son.