Uncle Bardie’s Spotlight Song: Rise

Once a week on Friday, Uncle Bardie celebrates the creativity in others by shining a Spotlight on a movie, a song or a creator. This week’s Spotlight Song is for all those who have been suffering from Hurricane Harvey. Know that we are thinking of you. You are our brothers and our sisters and our prayers go out for you.

This week’s Spotlight Song is Thea Gilmore with “Rise” on her new album, “Counterweight”:

Boy, did Thea hit the ball out of the park with this one.

Rise
by Thea Gilmore

Are you lost
Are you tired
Is the road ahead unmade
Are you worn
Did the storm
Tear up every stone you laid

Are you alone
Is your home
Past the point of no return
Did those days
Just erase
Everything you thought you’d learned

Come on reach, you’ll see
The river’s not that wide
Now reach for me
And bridge that dark divide
Come on and rise
Come on and rise

Is there a voice
In the air
Just screaming that you’re wrong
Is that noise
Too much to bear
Drowning out your cradle song

Are you scared
That you’ll be
Just one drop in the wave
Has your heart
Twisted apart
From too long being brave

Come on reach, you’ll see
The river’s not that wide
Now reach for me
And bridge that dark divide
Come on and rise
Come on and rise
Come on and rise
Come on and rise

And I know you’re lonely
I know you’re aching
But that next step’s the one worth taking
There’s a hand, darling
There’s a shoulder
There are arms
That just want to hold you

Come on reach, you’ll see
We can sail out come high tide
Now reach for me
Don’t let them say you never tried

Now reach, you’ll see
The river’s not that wide
Now reach for me
And bridge that dark divide

Come on and rise
Come on and rise
Come on and rise
Come on and rise

I know you’re lonely
I know you’re aching
But that next step’s the one worth taking