1. I Know A Woman

From the recording Forgiving Wind

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I know a woman who feels every moment
With sorrow and joy, she is blown by the wind
Her heart moves so quickly, it tires her to follow
But this world wasn’t made for such sensitive things

And I want to sing her a song that will free her
To feel what she feels without judgment or shame
All of her power right beside all her pain

And I know a mother who cannot remember
She died to the dreams she once carried inside
And she raised a daughter who cannot forgive her
For failing to lead her with wings into life

And I want to sing her a song that redeems her
For all that she is that she hasn’t become
As she lived for her father then husband then son

And Eve, blessed mother of all of creation
They punished you when you reached out for the truth
And all of this violence we witness toward women
Is the shame we still carry for wanting the fruit
And I want to sing her a song that will bring her
Into a world where her reach can be wide
Free to take what she wants and to never be shy

We find ourselves weeping in small quiet moments
Caught with no reason to feel so alone
They tell us our sadness is private depression
But our mother’s submission is centuries old

And I want to sing you a song that weeps with you
For all that you lost as you tried to be good
Living the life that a good woman should

And I will not worship the gods of my fathers
I will call to my mother for her to provide
She carries the seasons inside her emotions
The wind is her song and the moon is her guide

And I want to sing her a song that relieves her
From the weight she has born just for bearing a child
On a river that’s deep in a current so wild

Creation is waiting for us to employ it
To reach with our hands and dig deep in the earth
The dreams of a woman are never indulgent
Still they teach us to harden the pains of our birth

And I want to sing you a song that receives you
As you wake to a world where you’re second to none
Where your life is your song and your song will be sung