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Do all that you do for the people you love. This moment in time it will be enough
Do all that you do for the world that you know. Outside in rainstorms, sunny or snow
Make fast friends in summer, June or July. Then hold them tight when the wind blows your way
Remember the lessons you’ve learned in the dark. Do away with the things that make you feel small

Let yes be your answer where no was your truth. Before there was nothing, now there is you
Consider each question before giving up. Believe yourself worthy of love

Because you are beautiful

Be all that you are for the person you were. For the person you thought you’d be once long ago
Be afraid of no person, placement or thing. Know yourself well, you will know what you need
Be strong in the face of fire and war. This life is a moment, this moment is short
Collect your misfortunes, turn them to gold. The past is the past, the future is yours

You will side against the lies in the mines of time.
You will sing slave songs on your long journey home
You will find blue eyes, wet with joy, paralyzed
You will build this whole world, it sounds absurd, but it is yours
Yours to shape, to change, to mold and rearrange
Yours to laugh in and play, in the night and through the day
Yours to wander free from where you’ve been to where you’ll be
Yours in harmony with all the creatures that you meet
This world is yours

Do all that you do for the people you love. This moment in time is more than enough
Do all kinds of good in the place where you are. Down in the sea or high in the stars
Don’t be ashamed to let yourself sing. Be strong in the face of all you have been
Live every moment no future or past. These moments are all that we have


from Instructional Songs For Quality Living, released August 11, 2015


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Chris Darby is a folk musician whose true home is anywhere his music takes him. Though his singing sometimes reaches the ferocious roar of a territorial lion and other times sinks to the gentle whisper of a wise sage, his vocal style embodies a rare emotional honesty which captures the full range and depth of his life experience. Sign up for the Newsletter here- www.eepurl.com/Lgoz5 ... more

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