Metta Music-When One Door Closes

This is another in the series of “dharma songs” I’ve been posting 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 tell only part the story; the beautiful music and voice complete 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’s been through furnace fires.

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

When One Door Closes (another Door Opens Wide)
By Carrie Newcomer

When one door closes another door opens wide
It’s hard to believe all of the locked doors I’ve tried
And you can’t pray for what you want or what you’d have instead
You can only offer up your heart and ask that you be led

Life’s gonna take you, where you never thought you’d go
When you finally think you’ve got it down, It isn’t so
There are windows and doors, you’re not finished with yet
It’s not always getting what you want, but wanting what you get

It’s not gettin’ easier, so I’m not going to pretend
That I know this story from it’s beginning to it’s end
Oh believe me when I tell you, believe me if you can

If I could turn down the noise of my own will and choice
I could hear the truth of my life in a clear voice
I will bow down my head to the wisdom of my heart
Cool my heels and hold on to the best parts

When One Door Closes

Here’s an iTunes link to “When One Door Closes”


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

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