Song by thedustcollector published on 2013/07/27 10:01:22 +0000 This is 'Song', and I have a two thousand word theological commentary that accompanies it. It was recorded in rather a mad rush, so it's much more haphazard and scrambly and basic than I prefer my arrangements to be, and has rather more reverb than I know what to do with. If I record this one again, the arrangement will be entirely different. Nonetheless, I find it a stellar example of the musical terror and trauma and the 'oh god let's just hum' that occurs when one's lecturer says 'write me a song that represents orthodox Trinitarianism'. LYRICS: When the night comes in on an empty sky and the streetlamp fails so the children cry the wind that moves through the streets is singing a love song the breath that sings in the body sings of the sun and we beg for bread but the sky is stone and our bodies fail and we die alone but the one who breathes out the breath is singing a love song and the song that breathes in the streets is singing for us you believed in bread when the sky was stone and you breathed your song though you died alone for the song you breathe to the singer is always a love song and the breath that breathes in your body, the song of the Son so you are our bread when the earth is stone for you breathe our song when we only groan and the one who sings hears your song alone so the breath that sings in our body sounds like a love song for the bread we break for the broken was broken for us and the one who sings in the night hears you as our love song for the song you breathe in the streets is our song of the Son. NB: this is the tidier version; a previous version of this was uploaded but is now gone from internet existence. Mostly. Nothing ever dies on the internet.