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“It’s Alright”

This was posted in its original form at 3:41 AM, February 5, 2010 at my former Blogger blog.

I love Dar Williams‘ song “It’s Alright,” from her album Promised Land.┬áIt speaks to me, somehow. Not really directly, line for line, but it feels right, in that way that music can, for no particular reason. It reminds me — gives me hope — that life will be alright.

I know change is a bad thing,
Breaks me down into a sorry sad thing
Not some iridescent grateful butterfly.
I’ll resist with defiance,
Not the valor of a mystic silence,
I will fight the dizzy spiral of goodbye.

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