"Blessed Are" By Joan Baez

I found this song around the time that my best friend committed suicide.    It kinda says everything that really needs to be said:

BLESSED ARE THE ONE-WAY TICKET
HOLDERS ON THE ONE-WAY STREET
BLESSED ARE THE MIDNIGHT RIDERS
WHO IN THE SHADOW OF GOD THEY SLEEP

BLESSED ARE THE HUDDLED HIKERS
STARING OUT AT FALLING RAIN
WONDERING AT THE RETRIBUTION
IN THEIR PERSONAL ACQUAINTANCE WITH PAIN

BLESSED ARE THE BLOOD RELATIONS
OF THE YOUNG ONES WHO HAVE DIED
WHO HAD NOT THE TIME OR PATIENCE
TO CARRY ON THIS EARTHLY RIDE

RAIN WILL COME AND WINDS WILL BLOW,
WILD DEER DIE IN THE MOUNTAIN SNOW.
BIRDS WILL BEAT AT HEAVEN'S DOOR,
WHAT COMES TO ONE MUST COME TO US ALL.

YOU AND I ARE ONE-WAY TICKET
HOLDERS ON THAT ONE-WAY STREET
WHICH LIES ACROSS A GOLDEN VALLEY
WHERE THE WATERS OF JOY AND HOPE RUN DEEP

SO IF YOU SEE THE PARENTS WEEPING
OF THE YOUNG ONES WHO HAVE DIED
TAKE THEM TO YOUR WARMTH AND KEEPING

FOR BLESSED ARE THE TEARS THEY CRIED
AND MANY WERE THE YEARS THEY TRIED
TAKE THEM TO THAT VALLEY WIDE
AND LET THEIR SOULS BE PACIFIED

 

elfknight elfknight
36-40, M
1 Response Feb 10, 2009

Yay! Joan Baez is cool! :D