A Sunny Sky

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See the video below of one of Trevor Hall’s lesser known songs.  For those who consider them, its lyrics (below the video) read like some of the old plaintive Sufi poems.

It’s refreshing to take in a modern form of art (music, poetry, etc.) that speaks to things universal.

 

A Sunny Sky

Well I am down down down

No one around

And in this town town town

Well I can’t hear a sound

It seems I’m always lost

I’m never found

Oh I am down

So down

Hanging around

It seems my skies are always

They’re always grey

So I stay inside

I don’t go out and play

Oh the flowers try to bloom in my heart

Oh they try

But they just can’t start

Because it’s just too dark

This song is not a joke

Well I do not smoke

I may have tried a couple times

But I always choked

Oh you see I tell the truth

I’m not telling lies

I’m just waiting

I’m just waiting

On a sunny sky

Well I bought a couple maps

Trying to find my way back to you

But after trying to read them once or twice

Well I just got confused

There are too many roads

And there are too many turns

Oh this life is a forest fire

And I’m getting burned

I’m getting burned

I never knew a man’s heart could

Could get so lonely

Now if some one knows a remedy

Then please won’t you show me

Because I’m running out of chords

And I’m running out of songs

I’m in the darkest part of night now

Just waiting for the dawn

For the dawn

Well I’ve tried many things

I’ve even prayed

I tried to talk to a couple of strangers

But they just ran away

I don’t know if it’s the way I look or the things I say

I’m just lost

A simple man

Trying to find his way

This song is not a joke

Well I do not smoke

I may have tried a couple times

But I always choked

Oh you see I’m telling the truth

I’m not telling lies

I’m just waiting

I’m just waiting

On a sunny sky

Many Roads

What is this loneliness without you?
Yeah a sky without its stars
A heart without its love
Why do you seem so very far?
They say that you are closer
They say that you are near
I cannot see or feel you,
yet these eyes of mine are clear

Are you made from magic?
Are you made from wishful thinking?
I’ll keep on believing if you keep my boat from sinking
We’re both in this together
Keep away from stormy weather
Never get me back home to you

There’s many roads and many paths that lead to you
Some say their false but I believe all of them are true
Hey, all of them are true
The green earth and the sky blue
Yeah, baby baby I’m a fool
A fool without you
A fool without you

Yeah well I have come to learn that all the jackals have their say
Howlin’ to the moon trying to remedy their pain
Pain of separation
Looking for a love gone lost
Mountains high, valleys low
Whatever it’s the cost

I may be a dreamer, yeah, but I believe in faith
Only in the darkness can you see the stars ablaze
In my darkest hour I shall keep my strength and say,
“Go and let your fire live, yeah”

There’s many roads and many paths that lead to you
Some say their false but I believe all of them are true
All of them are true
The green earth and the sky blue
Yeah baby baby I’m a fool
A fool without you

There’s many roads and many paths that lead to you
Some say their false but I believe all of them are true
All of them are true
The green earth and the sky blue
Yeah baby baby I’m a fool
A fool without you
A fool without you

Where’s the Love

I like this young man.  He is off the beaten path.  For me, the specifics of who speaks, sings, and lives a message of peace are of far less relevance than the fact that s/he is doing it.  If they speak, sing, and live about caring for others, that, for me, is spot on.

Trevor sings a modern message from one of my very favorite great ones, Hazrat Khwaja Mo’inuddin Hasan Chishti (530-627 AH / 1135-1229 CE), whose ‘Urs is today.  It is attributed to Gharib Nawaz this:

Love all, Hate none.

And here is Trevor.