Be and Be Not Afraid

Tracy Chapman definitely falls into the category of “wise old soul” musician – her songs have such meaning and her voice so beautiful – yes I know she is not everyones taste but her music speaks to me. Here is a song that go me through many a dark day, it is one of those life songs that we latch onto at those important times in our lives…  in a way I guess you could say the song Be and Be Not Afraid is my attitude to life in general, sorry again no video for it. The second is another one of my favourites called Change, its a ‘kick me into action’ song and yet soothing at the same time…

I believe in mistakes and accidents
That the nature of life is chaos and confusion
That man’s rules of law and order may not stand
I should be and be not afraid to reach for heaven

I may think that I know the true hearts needs
My pride may bring me low, unable to see
No closer than yesterday, but tomorrow I may stand
Be and be not afraid to reach for heaven

I’ll see the black car cavalcade, lights on in the morn
I’ll run fast and far away, I’ll run without stopping
Till heart and feet fail or until I can stand
Be and be not afraid
Be and be not afraid
Be and be not afraid to reach for heaven

CHANGE

If you knew that you would die today,
Saw the face of God and love,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you knew that love can break your heart
When you’re down so low you cannot fall
Would you change?
Would you change?

How bad, how good does it need to get?
How many losses? How much regret?
What chain reaction would cause an effect?
Makes you turn around,
Makes you try to explain,
Makes you forgive and forget,
Makes you change?
Makes you change?

If you knew that you would be alone,
Knowing right, being wrong,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you knew that you would find a truth
That brings up pain that can’t be soothed
Would you change?
Would you change?

How bad, how good does it need to get?
How many losses? How much regret?
What chain reaction would cause an effect?
Makes you turn around,
Makes you try to explain,
Makes you forgive and forget,
Makes you change?
Makes you change?

Are you so upright you can’t be bent?
If it comes to blows are you so sure you won’t be crawling?
If not for the good, why risk falling?
Why risk falling?

If everything you think you know,
Makes your life unbearable,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you’d broken every rule and vow,
And hard times come to bring you down,
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you knew that you would die today,
If you saw the face of God and love,
Would you change?
Would you change?
Would you change?
Would you change?

If you saw the face of God and love
If you saw the face of God and love
Would you change?
Would you change?

4 thoughts on “Be and Be Not Afraid

  1. So true psychscribe! Glad you liked these, there are so so many more just sitting on my hands so I don’t post them all!

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