Saturday, March 19, 2011

Post #117: Laura Gibson - "Glory"

Post #117: Every once in a while, I come across a song that when I hear it, I want to stop, drop everything and just sit still with my eyes closed and listen. This is one of those songs.

Such a beautiful song. I have included the lyrics below.

I remember my mother's hands
Laced in prayer
Frail as birds
Face she carried
Like a terrible, terrible ache
I have never seen
Such glory since

I remember my father's voice
Dressed in anger
Swollen with grace
My surrender and his forgiveness
I have never seen
Such glory since

I remember my sister's belly
White and swollen
Carefully swaying
Eyes were glowing
From carrying such grace
I have never seen

Such glory since

From the Portland area, she doesn't make it to Minnesota that often, but thankfully I had the opportunity to see her open for Damien Jurado at the Turf Club two years ago this April. Hopefully she will be back soon.

This song is from her last release, the 2009 album Beasts of Seasons

Laura Gibson, "Glory"
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