Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Day of Sharing Words

This post is part of the Day of Sharing Words, an idea from LK Ludwig, one of my favorite artists.

Diamond Road by Sheryl Crow (from C'mon C'mon)


Walk with me the diamond road
Tell me every story told
Give me something of your soul
That I can hold onto
I want to wake up to the sound of waves
Crashing on a brand new day
Keep the memory of your face
But wipe the pain away

When you're lonely (you're not alone)
When your heart aches (on diamond road)
It's gonna take a little time
Yeah, it's gonna take a little time
When the night falls (you're not alone)
When you're stumbling (on diamond road)
It's gonna take a little time
To make it to the other side

So don't miss the diamonds along the way
Every road has led us here today


Little bird, what's troubling you
You know what you have to do
What is yours you'll never lose
And what's ahead may shine
Beneath the promise of blue skies
With broken wings we'll learn to fly
Pull yourself out of the tide
And begin the dream again

When you're lonely (you're not alone)
When your heart aches (on diamond road)
It's gonna take a little time
Yeah, it's gonna take a little time
When the night falls (you're not alone)
When you're stumbling (on diamond road)
It's gonna take a little time
To make it to the other side

So don't miss the diamonds along the way
Every road has led us here today


Won't you shine on
Morning light
Burn the darkness away

Walk with me the diamond road
Tell me everything is gold
Give me something of your soul
So you don't fade away

When you're lonely (you're not alone)
When your heart aches (on diamond road)
It's gonna take a little time
Yeah, it's gonna take a little time
When the night falls (you're not alone)
When you're stumbling (on diamond road)
It's gonna take a little time
To make it to the other side

Don't miss the diamonds along the way
Every road has led us here today
Life is what happens while you're making plans
All that you need is right here in your hands.


Find out what this song means to me here.

8 comments:

African Kelli said...

I've probably listened to that song 10,000 times and never really listened. Thank you.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Oh, my. I just read your post on what this song means to you. Thank you, thank you for sharing this with us. I wish you "good voice" to sing your anthem this day.

miscellanea said...

I've never had a strong reaction to this song, but I know whenever I hear it now, I'll think of you and your journey. Thank you for sharing this and introducing me to this li'l blog event. Gonna go post something myself!

JeriAnn said...

I don't know this song but its powerful imagery and your description of what it means to you has moved me greatly. Thank you.

Leslie said...

Very moving. Thanks.

[Charlene] said...

Thanks so much for your kind responses to this post. It's such a personal thing, I gulped more than once while I was realizing I was sharing it with the world.

I break her song into three sections and here's what they mean to me. The first section is a person who is hurting asking for help and getting it. The second section (Little bird...) is about the person's inner journey of healing. The third section is about the healed person reaching out to help someone else who is hurting. In other words, you hurt, someone reaches out, you take your personal healing journey, then you can help others.

Sheryl Crow is a poetic genius in my book.

Chris said...

This is so moving. Thank you for doing a difficult thing and sharing this.

Megan Warren said...

I'm not sure if I've heard this song or not - but what it means to you was truly inspiring to read - thank you xxxx