Consider the Lilies

from by Catherine Prewitt

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lyrics

I’m not fine and everything’s not OK
I can’t even put on my clothes today
Remind me what’s what, will you please?
I’m coming back, I’m on my knees
So pull me in and fold my elbows
Beneath your arms, these great walls of history

Hold me now, tell me again, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.
Hold me now, tell me again, “Take heart for I have overcome the world!”

My hands shake from the weight of the load
Steady these small sacrifices
Enclose them between your palms
Those magnificent loaves—are they woven with fingerprints?

Hold me now, tell me again, “Rejoice with me! I have found my lost sheep.”
Hold me now, tell me again, “Rejoice with me! I have found my lost coin.”

Will you build my homes and write my poems?
Love my love and sew my children?
Paint the barn and weave the tangled yarn
Into a needlepoint story of all the things I do not yet know?

Hold me now, tell me again “Consider how the wildflowers grow”
Hold me now, tell me again, “Take heart for I have overcome”

credits

from Chanticleer, Certain Hope EP, track released July 5, 2012
Produced by Catherine Prewitt & Daniel Smith
Familyre Studio, April 2012

Alex Baron | percussion
Catherine Prewitt | vocals, acoustic guitar
Eric Seligman | trumpet
James Preston | bass
Sarah Seligman | piano

© 2012 Catherine Prewitt

Mastered by TW Walsh

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Catherine Prewitt Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catherine Prewitt is a Philadelphia-based folk singer and songwriter. Her background in poetry informs the delicate and precise language of every line, while her gentle voice encircles listeners like a hug. Her songs sing loudest at house shows and small listening rooms, or outdoors while the golden hour ushers in a summer night. ... more

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