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You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
-- Franz Kafka

 Songs
Yearning for Justice


Listen to Yearning for Justice here.

This song isn't on ONE GOOD REASON, but was added here after it was recorded at a separate session. The song was written during a course in Liberation Theology at the College of Mount St. Joseph. The class shifted my outlook on a number of things, including the nature of God and unconditional love in the world. It reminded me of the cycles of remembering and forgetting in my life and how a reminder to pay attention to the world beyond my very blessed experience is needed and appreciated. And it led to this song as a sort of prayer to be reminded...
   
(Thanks, Colin, for converting the mp3 files. --RBW)

Give me a yearning for justice
And a cry for a broken heart
I am only one and
I can't change the world, but
Here, in me
the change should start

Give me a yearning for justice
And a prayer for the gift of tears
'Cause I see a million starving
In my living room, while
My eyes are dry
My conscience clear...

From my sheltered life I
Hear of children crying while
Families walk the streets
For some shelter they'll hope
While in my shelter I know
I'll be fast asleep
Give me a yearning for justice
Just the ability to feel
'Cause I've never known a day
Of cold or hunger pain, please
Help me know the need is real

Give me a yearning for justice
And a cry for a broken heart
I am only one and
I can't change the world, but
Here, in me
the change should start...

(c) 1993

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Hear Me
All My Good Times
What You Are
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I Love You
Honor & Cherish
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Yearning for Justice
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