Standing Still

Song Notes

Sally Barris)
©1996

Sally is one of my favorite singer-writers. I love so many of her songs, but I think she must have written this one for me. In some ways it’s everything I’ve learned through spiritual practice.

You’re moving and shaking, fixing and breaking
Even when I can’t see
And you’re listening and healing, molding and freeing
Someone like me

I was running in circles, jumping the hurdles
No trusting your will
But I feel your love all around me now
That I’m standing still

You’re breathing and filling, renewing and building
My broken spirit
You talk to me, shout at me, speak right out loud to me
Even when I don’t hear it

I was so busy searching, painfully hurting
For a dream I could not fill
But I see how you’ll bring it to me now
That I’m standing still

I hear your voice again
My old familiar friend
Telling me where the struggle ends
And where love begins
Where real love begins

I was so busy searching, painfully hurting
For a dream I could not fill
But I see how you’ll bring it to me now
That I’m standing still

You’re moving and shaking, fixing and breaking
Even when I can’t see
And you’re listening and healing, molding and freeing
Someone like me

I was running in circles, jumping the hurdles
No trusting your will
But I feel your love all around me now
That I’m standing still

Yes I feel your love all around me now
That I’m standing still

Yes I feel your love all around me now
That I’m standing still

Words & music by Sally Barris
©1996 Reynsong Publishing Corp. (BMI) (All rights o/b/o Reynsong Publishing Corp. admin. by Wrensong)

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