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Thread #17302   Message #167051
Posted By: GUEST,Judy Predmore
23-Jan-00 - 02:15 AM
Thread Name: Songs of hope and healing
Subject: RE: BS: Songs of hope and healing
"Seeds of Hope" was co-written by Garnet Rogers & his agent, for an AIDS CD that I don't think ever happened, but it's on one of Garnet's CD's from a few years ago. Garnet was extremely touched when I told him that it meant alot to me. I could tell he really wanted his music to make a difference to people, so he'd probably be fairly cooperative about permission & rights, etc. The chorus: "Take my hand & we will walk together, Take my hand, you will not walk alone, Take my hand, this night won't last forever, We'll harvest seeds of hope we've sown."

"I See My Journey" by Eileen McGann. "...Walk along with me & I will walk with you, On paths of joy & paths of sorrow too... I close my eyes to look for guidance on the road, For peace & joy & strength to bear up any load.." Eileen's quite a social activist, so she'd probably be fairly cooperative also.

"Never Turning Back" by Pat Humphries is in Rise Up Singing, & you can easily change the lyrics to suit your purpose. "Gonna keep on walking forward... Gonna light this night together..." She's another social activist who'd probably be cooperative.

Now onto the more likely to be difficult to get permission from: "The Dance" by Tony Arata, a huge hit for Garth Brooks. It's a love song but it's been used for everything from weddings to funerals to graduations. "...Our lives are better left to chance, I could've missed the pain, But I'd have had to miss the dance.."

"The River" was written by Garth Brooks. "... I'll never reach my destination if I never try, So I will sail my vessel til the river runs dry... I know there'll be rough waters, I'm bound to take some falls, But with the good lord as my shepard, I'll make it through them all..."