Lyrics by Laurie Anderson
A man wakes up to the sound of rain
From a dream about his lovers
Who pass through his room.
They brush lightly by, these lovers.
They pass. Never touching.
These passing lovers move through his room.
The man is awake now
He can't get to sleep again.
So he repeats these words
Over and over again:
Bravery. Kindness. Clarity.
Honesty. Compassion. Generosity.
Bravery. Honesty. Dignity.
Clarity. Kindness. Compassion.
Words © Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Those words. I want to live by them. Normally I find it weird that people seem to identify with songs so much, but these really speak to me. Bravery. Kindness. Clarity. Honesty. Compassion. Generosity. Dignity.
Everything I'd like to have, everything I'd like to embody. Everything I feel I have so little of, in comparison to what's needful.