Tuesday, April 24, 2007


MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

The latest album I'm obsessed with is Mary Chapin Carpenter's new one, "The Calling". WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I'm especially perseverating on "On and On it Goes". Here are the lyrics:

ON AND ON IT GOES

River starts with a drop of rain
Somewhere in this world
Light years shape this arc of sky
And sand a precious pearl
And you will light a stranger's life
By letting yours unfurl
And on and on it goes
Sparks upon the wind
Like a July 4th, a crown of stars
And a good time grin
On and on it flies, on a new bird's wing
In a beating heart, the moon that rose
And the gift of spring

You can say that you'll never matter
Lose or win
The world won't care and it's hard to bear
Such a lonely wind
Buy you can change a stranger's life
By letting yours begin
And on and on it goes
Chance is everywhere
Like the train you took,
The rain that fell on the summer air
On and on it flies, like the time we've lost
It's either running out,
Or covering all our dreams in rust

Every night the TV shows
One more bad day's news
A world away from what I know
And what I do
But I could save a stranger's life
If I had a clue
And on and on it goes
Attention must be paid
Before it seems we're one soul short
And a second late
On and on it flies across the stratosphere
At the speed of love, if you stop
And feel it you will hear
On and on it goes
Sparks upon the wind
Like a July 4th, a crown of stars
And a good time grin
And on and on it flies, on a new bird's wing
In a beating heart, the moon that rose
And the gift of spring

6 comments:

Kim said...

Wow, I LOVE those lyrics! Fantastic. I want that album!

I love the literary reference: "attention must be paid."

Michelle O'Neil said...

BEAUTIFUL.

Jerri said...

Wow! I'm off to iTunes right now. Thanks. This is Gorgeous.

Jerri said...

Listen to MCC right now. Thanks again for the suggestion. I LOVE this music (and you!)

Terry Whitaker said...

I had the identical reaction to Kim.

Eileen said...

My Mother-in-law is friends with her father and step-mom. She got me tickets(2 year in a row) to Wolf Trap in Virginia, it was AMAZING. She also, wrote a great children's book, When Hailey Came To Jackson, with a tape (with that song) I love her, her lyrics are so beautiful.