After seeing Dar Williams live earlier this year, I gained new insight into this song.
Lately it feels appropriate.
“We could pretend that we’re walking on petals and light, golden light
Flaunting our love like a dance step mastered, turning from left to right
But after all the colored lights are gone
Time will leave the ashes and the dawn
You rise and meet the day…
Watching you go, it’s like spying on hope ever onward with more to burn
Giving your hands and your heart to the weave of the world, though it fights each turn
But you do not give up so easily
That’s how I know you won’t surrender me
You rise and meet the day
It’s all I need, it’s all I need to know, it’s all I need to know…”
~”You rise and meet the day,” Dar Williams from “My Better Self”