The Marrow of My Bones

The essence of listening.

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

Lyrics

1. When I share my despair with you, hope grows, hope grows.

You listen close and your listening makes it true. Hope grows.

Right here in the place I call home.

Right here in the marrow of my bones,

Hope grows, yes, hope growsa home.

 

Refrain:

I hear you, I am with you. Hope grows. (2x)

 

2. When I share my fears with you, hope grows, hope grows.

I touch what’s real and the speaking brings me through, and hope grows.

Right here in the place I call home.

Right here in the marrow of my bones,

Hope grows, yes, hope grows – a home.

Hope grows, yes, hope grows – a home.

 

Refrain:

I hear you, I am with you. Hope grows.   (2x)

 

3. When I share my despair with you. Hope grows. Hope grows.

You care about the things I’m called to do and hope grows.

Right here in the place I call home.

Right here in the marrow of my bones,

Hope grows, yes, hope grows – a home.

Hope grows, yes, hope grows – a home.

 

Refrain:

I hear you, I am with you. Hope grows.   (2x)

Production: Engineered by Loren Feinstein, Colrain, MA.

About This Song

This song expresses the way that despair shifts when you feel heard. When we share pain with others who care, instead of remaining isolated, we are rejoined. This listening returns us. We are back in touch with the greater web of interconnection. We are held by larger hands. To show that the feelings are being received, “I hear you. I am with you” are phrases that can be said.