STRONGER IN BROKEN PLACES - Track 10 Video

"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places."

That's an Ernest Hemingway quote from "A Farewell to Arms" and it was this insightful and intriguing line that inspired Track #10, Stronger In Broken Places.  It was co-written with my wife Mary Ellen - who's pretty inspiring herself!  Growing stronger in the broken places seems to me like an inescapable part of living, whether it's navigating the crumbling music business or confronting the illusions of ego. It's a song about struggle and hope. 

Some of you may remember, I recorded a version of this tune on my "Tightrope of Dreams" record in 2004. Not long after that recording, we re-wrote a couple of lines in verse 2 and since then I've always wanted to re-capture the song. "The Clarke Hall Sessions" seemed like the right time and place to do it. This week has me flanked by the wonderful side players Justin Abedin and Sean O'Connor. Check out the video below. ARE YOU LIVING IN AN iTUNES WORLD? 
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Thanks again for following the music.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of you at shows throughout the summer so don't forget to check the live dates on the website in case I'm "musicking" in your neighbourhood! 

Meet you in the music, 
David


Flower Photograph by Fuzzy Gerdes

LYRICS

Growing stronger in broken places 
Growing wise where we were blind 
Finding love where amazing grace is 
We're growing stronger in broken places 

This crazy world breaks everyone 
From the highest priest to the prodigal son 
But when we face what we’ve become 
The healing has begun 

Growing stronger in broken places 
Growing wise where we were blind 
Finding love where amazing grace is 
We're growing stronger in broken places 

I believe in a promised land 
Beyond the greed and the hate of man 
We all can get there hand in hand 
Slowly marching on 

Growing stronger in broken places 
Growing wise where we were blind 
Finding love where amazing grace is 
We're growing stronger in broken places 

In the darkest hour, I'm like a frightened kid 
But I won’t be scared to fight to live 

Growing stronger in broken places 
Growing wise where we were blind 
Finding love where amazing grace is 
We're growing stronger, we're growing wiser 
We're growing stronger in broken places 

© 2002 David Leask/Power Of Song & M.E. Beatty/Power Of Song

 

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