"Wreck of a ship..."
I sang this song live and acoustic for a lunch time recital last week. I won't subject you to a version of me singing it.
Having spent hours listening to it, trying to find a key where I could sing the whole range, and practising it endlessly, I think I still like it.
But what's it about!?
It seems it's a fairly mixed, messed up and damaging journey, including trying and failing, but ultimately somehow still singing, albeit with eyes open.
I wonder if we get to the point where we're wrecked we can still sing?
I guess if you are singing with your eyes open you're more aware of what is there and what is no longer there. The love isn't imaginary or fanciful, rather it is the thing that is in front of you. Singing with our eyes open means we claim the unavoidable and whilst we may be a wreck of what we were before, there is still a tide, and we may still be afloat. That's a start!
Or maybe it's about something completely different!
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Lent 2023 Playlist
If you'd rather listen and come to your own conclusions about the eclectic mix of songs I'm working through in Lent 2023, here's the Spotify Playlist!