Sunday, February 14, 2010

We're All Swimming to the Other Side

Today, I'd like to share Swimming to the Other Side, a simple but profoundly inspirational song written by Pat Humphries.

Below, you can hear this song performed by David Grover and The Big Bear Band.  On this group's website, they describe their music as follows:

Original and Traditional music for kids of all ages. We call it folk music, but the influences behind the music are the performers and writers we love. It's Pete Seeger and the Beach Boys … it's the Beatles … and Harry Belafonte. Paul Simon and Kermit the Frog. It's Broadway and the Carpenters, Peter Paul and Mary and the Grateful Dead. And it's Woody Guthrie and Martin Luther King. It's folk music of the 21st century. It's real people playing real instruments playing songs we love, to people we love.

Through the wonders of the I-net and other global communication technologies, we can now see first-hand that millions of people riding this rock understand and live by the words in this beautiful song (complete lyrics below).


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Swimming to the Other Side   written by Pat Humphries
performed by David Grover and The Big Bear Band

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Swimming to the Other Side  Lyrics
We are living ‘neath the great Big Dipper
We are washed by the very same rain
We are swimming in the stream together
Some in power and some in pain
We can worship this ground we walk on
Cherishing the beings that we live beside
Loving spirits will live forever
We’re all swimming to the other side

I am alone and I am searching
Hungering for answers in my time
I am balanced at the brink of wisdom
I’m impatient to receive a sign
I move forward with my senses open
Imperfection, it be my crime
In humility I will listen
We’re all swimming to the other side

On this journey through thoughts and feelings
Binding intuition, my head, my heart
I am gathering the tools together
I’m preparing to do my part
All of those who have come before me
Band together and be my guide
Loving lessons that I will follow
We’re all swimming to the other side

When we get there we will discover
All the gifts we’ve been given to share
Have been with us since life’s beginning
And we never noticed they were there
We can balance at the brink of wisdom
Never recognizing that we’ve arrived
Loving spirits will live together
We’re all swimming to the other side.

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