Sunday, 1 January 2012

A Happy New Year:Karine Polwart, " Rivers Run"

Sometimes it is possible, whatever contentments are to be found one's own life, just to get down about the state of the world, yes? The planet's environment, and - oh, let's just say the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

If you feel a bit like that, as we totter out of the insanities of 2011 and into, no doubt, the madnesses of 2012, here's a song for you. I believe Ms P wrote it for her son. I find it fits grandsons too. In fact, it just fits people.

I wish you a Happy New Year.

Gloria M. x

(Thank you KP)

Rivers Run

This weary Earth we walk upon
She will endure when we are gone
While kingdoms come and kingdoms go
Rivers run and rivers flow

You know I don't believe it's true
That in this world there's nothing new
For darling you have just begun
Rivers flow and rivers run

And if those rivers should ever run dry
Somewhere the rain will still fall,
Will still fall from the sky

When I'm beguiled by the fear
That darker days are drawing near
My darling, you seduce the sun
Rivers flow and rivers run

And if the rivers.

This wounded Earth we walk upon
She will endure when we are gone
But still I pray that you may know
How rivers run and rivers flow

And if the rivers.

So I cross my heart and hope to live
Just long enough that I can give
It all to you, my darling one
Rivers flow and rivers run

Words & Music: Karine Polwart (Bay Songs Ltd 2007)

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