Metta Music-This Too Shall Pass (audio)

This is the first in a series of “dharma songs” I will post from time to time. These are songs that have comforted, inspired, helped, and healed me over the years.  I invite you to look up the song and have a listen (the lyrics are only part the story; the music completes it).

A special word about Carrie Newcomer:

Of all the singer/songwriters I listen to, I think Carrie is the one who touches the deepest places in my heart. Her songs have a spirituality that only a genuine humanity can reveal. Her songs are never preachy, and yet they always seem to point to some deeper truth.

If you don’t know her work, I urge you to give her a listen. She’s a great musician, her voice is gorgeous, and the songs contain a gold that comes only from one who has been through furnace fires.

May these songs heal and inspire you as they have healed and inspired me. You can play the song, after the lyrics, below. Steve

This Too Shall Pass

By Carrie Newcomer
From the album ” The Age of Possibility”

Hold tight, hold hands with me,
All is trouble just as far as you can see;
So here we are and here we stand
So we’ll stare it down just to prove we can
And ride it out to the last
It’s true, this too will pass.

Small comfort when it goes that deep
And you roll at night in fitful sleep.
I’ll tell you what I know
As sure as trouble comes
Yeah, trouble will go.
I’ll say it though you didn’t ask
It’s true, this too will pass.

Lay it down, lay it down right here,
All your sorrows, all your troubles and your fears.

Can’t tell you how it goes this far
Or explain why it gets so damn hard.
There are times that shine like jewels
And will be all the brighter for what you’ve been through
So hold those times tightly clasp
It’s true, this too will pass.

So out of the darkest place
And the hardest times you’ve had to face
We’re more tender than some would believe
And we still find it hard to ask for what we need
But don’t give it up too fast

It’s true, this too will pass.
It’s true, this too will pass.

This Too Will Pass

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-too-will-pass/id2563886?i=2563884

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About Steven Goodheart

"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Spinoza

3 Responses to “Metta Music-This Too Shall Pass (audio)”

  1. So out of the darkest place
    And the hardest times you’ve had to face
    We’re more tender than some would believe
    And we still find it hard to ask for what we need
    But don’t give it up too fast

    Namaste Steve and thanks _()_

  2. Thanks Steven ~I will have to get some music by her … really like 🙂

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