North Star

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A while back I shared a quote from Samantha Field which I turned into a meme image. I’ve been thinking since then that “North Star” ought to be a song, exploring the theme of that quote. I’ve been tinkering with ideas and the above is a demo version of what I’ve come up with. Let me know what you think! The lyrics are in the video, and also below.

North Star

by James F. McGrath

VERSE 1
We take a phrase
Make it a flag
And then a banner raised before us

Marching to war
Over ideas
Certain that God is fighting for us

What if our God
Thinks it’s a shame
Some of the things
Done in God’s name

How can we know
What we should do
Which way to go
Which things are true

CHORUS
What if we let love be our north star
Let the light that shines so brightly guide us from afar
What if we let love be our north star
Our north star

VERSE 2
Dogma and creed
People who bleed
Which of these things should really matter

Your eyes are fixed
Not on the slain
But on your flag that lies in tatters

What if a voice
“Let there be light”
Still calls us out
Out of the night

Don’t let the lie
It’s all black and white
Keep all the colors
Hid from your sight

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Why should your God
Take all the blame
For all these things
Done in God’s name?

How will you know
What you should do
Which way to go
Which things are true

CHORUS

  • http://caveat1ector.wordpress.com/ Hydroxonium

    Profoundly meaningful and inspiring. Thanks!
    (lyrics especially apply to my personal life right now)


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