Dana Clark Music

Dana Clark
12/09/2013
Dana Clark

Story

(Literal truth is not the most important truth. The letter of the law seems quite superficial when compared to the spirit of the law.)

Lyrics

For truth cannot be spoken.
It hides between the lines.
We can glimpse it in a painting, and some songs can give us signs. But our search for certainty
does not need logic,
wants no proof.
For truth is in the metaphor.
We’re poets of the truth.

The images that we absorbed when we were innocent
Guide us every moment
and provoke our discontent.
Each pattern leads us differently, so carefully we choose,
For once we’re lost
in webs of words
we’re ever more confused.

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth may not be what we seek,
But we can make another choice and we can turn the other cheek.
Those ancient voices haunt us with “you should, you ought, you must,”
But with my words I warn you
that these words we cannot trust.

We bear the burden of our doubts, the blessings of our minds,
But no single set of rules
work for all people for all time.
With open hearts and open minds we search for what is true.
But nets of words can’t catch the light that guides our every move.

For truth cannot be spoken. It hides between the lines.
We can glimpse it in a painting, and some songs can give us signs.
But our search for certainty does not need logic, wants no proof.
For truth is in the metaphor.
We’re poets of the truth.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by James Sanders of Location Sound Design, San Antonio, TX. Dana Clark: Vocals, piano, guitar, flute, Lakota flute. Kevin Lewis: Guitars, bass. Julie Newberry: Drums and percussion.