Carry the Candle

Short closing song.

Words and music by Sarah Pirtle © 2017, Discovery Center Music, BMI

Lyrics

Am                        G         Am      
When you blow a candle out,

 

F                        G.        Am    
the light doesn’t die, it flies inside.

 

Am                        G         Am
When you blow a candle out,

 

G                  Am.        G.     Am.              
ah, ah,        draw the light inside.

 

G                   G.                   Am.              
ah, ah,        draw the light inside.

Production: Engineered by Loren Feinstein, Colrain, MA.

Story of the Song

Candlelight services at the high school sessions of Rowe Camp -- a Unitarian Universalist camp in Rowe, MA -- have stayed etched in my memory. Back in 1965 Peg Barrett said that the light of a candle goes inside of you when you blow it out. I’ve never forgotten her insight.

Workshop Suggestion: This song can be used at the end of a workshop to close the circle. Pause for a moment and think about what you are drawing inside and taking with you. At Journey Camp we imagine that a candle has been lit during the day’s experience, and consciously blow out the candle of the day together after reflecting upon enjoyable and memorable times.