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Glory © Steven Beck 2011

I've seen glory shining in the evening and morning sky;
I've heard silence spilling from the stars in the dark
Over valleys wide and mountains high.
I've felt the wind touch my skin,
Before blowing right thorough my insides.
Tasted the fruit of the tree, smelled the forest and the sea....
It's great to be alive.

And I remember this when I smell the piss
In a doorway in the downtown eastside.
And our governments build prisons
Instead of dealing with addictions;
The real addictions are the prisons of their minds.

I've got not much use for gods and all those gods sure don't need me.
God of east and west, of penitence
fame and advertising;
Consumerist reality TV.
Give me compassion, human dignity.
I can live with mystery.

I'm not saying that senses are all that is;
The heart knows things the senses never get.
Like how in the midst of disaster, starvation and injustice
Love and Beauty still persist.

I've seen glory shining in the evening and morning sky;
I've heard silence spilling from the stars in the dark
Over valleys wide and mountains high.
I've felt the wind touch my skin,
Before blowing right thorough my insides.
Tasted the fruit of the tree, smelled the forest and the sea....
It's great to be alive.

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from Kissing Buddha's Daughter, released December 23, 2011

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