Between the World and All I Know

I listen to Joe Henry’s Reverie a lot in my car because it’s the only working CD in there and whenever I’m too lazy to hook up my iPhone (which isn’t really working anymore anyway), I just turn on the CD. I must have heard it now over a 100 times, and yet listening to the last song the other day, I recognized a message that was lost to me before.

 

Between the World And All I Know

Joe Henry, Reverie

The dark great river bends below me,
A void of light now tells me so
Where tiny towns crowd its shoulders,
Between the world and all I know …
Thunder rolls beneath my feet
And mountain clouds slide just for show
Flashing green along the border
Between the world and all I know
A woman sang out on a corner
And left me longing just today,
To give myself the same surrender,
To lift and give it all away …
I hold my face now to this window,
And meet another letting go
Standing just outside of reason,
Between the world and all I know …
I’m an hour from arriving,
There from where I rose to go
And maybe two from where I’ll find you,
Between the world and all I know

That song really spoke to me the last time I heard it; it just encapsulated so much of what I’m feeling right now. I also want that same surrender, to lift and give it all away. I just with I knew how.

I hope you’re all having a good weekend.

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