Every Face in Firelight (M3)

from Helices by Jenny Katz

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I have a friend who rises early in the dark
to build himself a daily fire
He lays the wood in pattern and he gently lights a spark
and wood and spark are beautiful
but it’s gentleness that makes it art
He started in the springtime as a vigil
and I guess you’d say it’s still a vigil now
He still does not know just what he’s doing
But he’s starting to know how

He says
Won’t you come and join me in the darkness
let your grief and worry burn away
cause every face in firelight is beautiful
and every heart is eased before the flames [intro]
o-oh
o-oh
o-oh
o-oh

That same friend has been recording in the car
The car’s a pretty good place to sing
He calls it “Silly Songs With Dale,”
cause, frankly, it’s embarrassing
and though it’s often beautiful
it’s joy that really makes it ring
He says he’s undergoing liberation
and I have to say I’m feeling freer too
I still don’t have a clue what I’m doing
but I’m doing it with you

He says
Won’t you come and join me in the darkness
let your grief and worry burn away
cause every face in firelight is beautiful
and every heart is eased before the flames
o-oh
o-oh
o-oh
o-oh
o-oh
o-oh

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from Helices, released December 12, 2022

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Jenny Katz Northampton, Massachusetts

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