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Susan Herndon: Music

Land of the Living

~by Susan Herndon
who knows all the ways of the world?
and who can know all the ways of a girl?
see the earth and sky just keep on giving
just as long as we stand in the land of the living
 
light the candle, blow away all the dust
take your time, pass the wine, and pour yourself a cup
look in the book of life, there are no misgivings
just as long as you stand in the land of the living
 
*** the land of the living keeps calling us back
      when the world is torn apart
      loved ones we've lost and what we think
      we might lack
      are all found deep in our heart
 
so if i'm lost, i just remember these old words
the best is yet to come, and we're as free as the birds
and we'll find a way with love and thanksgiving
just as long as we stand in the land of the living
just as long as we stand in the land of the living
just as long as we stand in the land of the living