Friday, October 17, 2008

Time To Tell

Like an alternate suddenly elevated to the Olympic pool, my toes curled over the starting box, desperate not to mortify myself by a false start, I have been longing to make the announcement. Patience has been a challenge, a virtue in short supply as my mind raced ahead to imagine the spotlight that might shine.

And when official word was completely silent for a week, just this morning, I turned to my son to say it probably was not going to happen.

Within the hour of giving up, surrendering the ego in the dream, the producer calls to ask if I can be at the studio Monday afternoon. My sub-prime tale and transformation to the life of a bloggery musician will be the subject of a half-hour interview on NPR’s “The Story”.

And they might actually let me play a song.

This new one (Broken Mirrors) is strongly in the running for me, but when we had talked last week, this much older (but revitalized) song was the one I was planning to play.


Time to Tell

I think it’s time to tell you
How I love your being here
Sitting all together with our faces aglow.
The breath of your good feelings
Makes my worries disappear,
Upbeats the tempo when I’m singing slow.

A fire burns within me
And you fan the flames
That brings the light to the night.
I never want to be in the dark;
I never want to feel the cold;
Most of all I never want to lose you,

‘Cause I’d be hard pressed to know
What I would do without you;
Hard pressed to know what I would do alone.

There’s been days when Life’s been gentle,
There’s been days when Life hasn’t cared,
And days logged in temperatures of mediocrity.
Oh, I could sit on top of mountains
And sing my songs to pure air,
But to only live in dreams is to miss the reality

Of a fire burning within me
Where you fan the flames
That brings the light to the night.
I never want to be in the dark;
I never want to feel the cold;
Most of all I never want to lose you,

‘Cause I’d be hard pressed to know
What I would do without you;
Hard pressed to know what I would do alone.



May the Universe bless you one and all.

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7 comments:

laughngrl said...

Way Cool, Kip! Your honesty, openness and eloquence has led you to this opportunity. "Time To Tell" may be my favorite of all your posted songs.

Carol said...

A big congratulations Kip... these are the moments which brighten our lives so much :-)

Zannah said...

As you know this is my FAVORITE song of yours!!!!!!!! I like it when you sing it in an upbeat tempo. So happy that you updated it!

Hayden Tompkins said...

HOLY COW!!!!!!!

THAT'S INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lauire said...

Wow! What a wonderful song. Your words are so tender and full. You touch your audience.

Cricket said...

Wow...I was reading in the comment section over at Writer Dad and read your heartfelt comment. I clicked and here I landed. This is a wonderful thing for you. What a beautiful song.

julochka said...

you'll have to link to the broadcast when it comes. they'll surely release it as a podcast, won't they? in any case, very cool! :-)

i think it's really good that NPR wants to tell such stories in these dark times, to remind everyone of the reality of this crisis on real people.