Music

Whirlwind

I can’t tell you the day the seasons will come and go, but you know which way the wind is gonna blow

Whirlwind
Performed by the Ayers Groves Project
Song of the whippoorwill in the tree,
of the wind upon the leaf,
her love was to me
Even as the autumn leaves turn to brown,
and falling all around,
my heart has gone to ground
Gust of wind, leaves in flight,
whirlwind spins in the autumn light
 
Here, ‘neath the mantle of northern light,
broken leaf once lost in flight,
the heart learns wintry night
Still the snow lies on the land,
as if from God’s own hand,
bitter sting of sweeter plan
Gust of wind, icy bite,
whirlwind spins in the winter night
  
I can’t tell you the day the seasons will come and go,
but you know which way the wind is gonna blow
 
Now in the summer when grass grows tall
the leaf that had to fall
becomes earth to nurture all
Hear in the gentle breeze whispered sound
to heart once gone to ground,
new song for living found
Gust of wind, whippoorwill takes wing,
whirlwind spins, summer grass sings
whirlwind spins, summer grass sings
whirlwind spins, summer grass sings
Words and Music by Timothy Soden-Groves, hereby donated to the Public Domain
No Rights Reserved. Power to the hearts of the people!

Many thanks to my friends, the musicians of the Ayers Groves Project. L-R back row in the photo at top: Linda Ayers (vocals & percussion), Ron Ayers (vocals & mandolin), Richie Townsend (percussion), John Erickson (vocals & bass guitar) with son Aidan. Front row, kneeling: Timothy Soden-Groves (vocals and guitar). Peace!

3 comments on “Whirlwind

  1. Sandy Olin

    WOW!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful song, both words and music. I feel the pain in it and the return to joy.

    Liked by 1 person

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