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Lay for the Day
19th February


Happy birthday to Smokey Robinson, writer and singer of beautiful songs: ‘My Girl’, ‘I Second That Emotion’, ‘Tracks of My Tears’…


Coming True

You let the music in you grow,
From you to me you let it go.
You feel it flow from me to you
That something real is coming through,
That something real is coming true
Like you hoped to see it do,
Like an old song growing new.

A rubber ball taught you to fall,
A rising tide taught you to rise.
The willow boughs taught you to bow
And blades of grass taught you to stand.
From mighty oaks come small acorns,
Roses from a bush of thorns.
You heard how sweetness came from strength
And life one day will conquer death.

You let the music in you grow,
From you to me you let it go.
You feel it flow from me to you
That something real is coming through,
That something real is coming true
Like you hoped to see it do,
Like an old song growing new.
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Words and music by The Children
from In Memory of Grace

 

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