Everywhere I Am

03:54
Bhavani Lorraine Nelson
2008-10-15
Lorraine M. Nelson; written summer 1971 on a mountain in So. New Mexico

Lyrics

On rose-petal mornings I lie back and think of you,
Before I wend my way through the bright new day,
Weaving tapestries in every hue in harmony.
The mountain air is crisp and clean;
The fallen leaves no longer green.
And you are here—for you are everywhere I am.

In the crashing crowds of city streets I clearly hear your name,
As the dizzy day forgets its dawn,
Putting on its mask of scorn for games of fantasy.
Now playful children claim my mind,
I’m only here now, locked in time.
And you are here—for you are everywhere I am.

In the evening as I journey home, your laughter lights the sky;
I have paid the dying day its due;
Now the darkness needs the single eye of mystery.
As thoughts recede before the flame,
In crystal song I breathe your name.
And you are here—for you are everywhere I am.

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