Be Love

by Laura Marie

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This song is based on the prayer of St. Francis. A prayer of love and humility that I learned growing up in a Catholic household. I think it reflects the best of what faith (with or without religion) can bring to a person's life, a deep calling to serve others. I was going to post another song today but forgot to take the lyrics with me into the studio so that will have to come to you next month. This song was fresh in my mind because I got to share it on Texas Public Radio this week. The recorded performance and interview will be on TPR.org soon. I've never had a studio recording of it and Mack liked it so much he insisted we do another cut with cello for a bonus track on the record so, SURPRISE! The CD just got a little bigger.

On the first pass of this track I had to stop because tears were flowing. I think I just have so much to say about what is happening in my mind and in the world and haven't been able to write songs...it just got to me. "Be Love" is a reminder of what I need to be and what we need in this world right now. I'm out of balance and focusing on my health, both physical and mental right now and working on getting this project that I'm so very proud of finished and into the world. It's nice to know this song will be on it now.

FYI the Prayer of St. Francis:

"Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life."

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Be Love

Oh, I see you everyday
In person or in pictures
Your eyes always the same
Asking me to lend a hand
While you fall deeper and deeper
And I'm frozen where I stand
And I don't want to be

When I see you cry I cry
Aren't your tears the same as mine
Can you hear me sing
I want the words to reach your ears
and may they bring you back to life

Where there is injury, poverty
dying and despair, let me be love
Where there is darkness, sadness
hopelessness, wickedness and hatred,
let me be love
let me be love

Sometimes we feel beaten by the world
It gets colder than we think it should
We push further and further away
But a million star that shine by day
shine brighter the darker the night
I want to be that light

Where there is injury, poverty
dying and despair, let me be love
Where there is darkness, sadness
hopelessness, wickedness and hatred,
let me be love

Where there is injury, poverty
dying and despair, let me be love
Where there is darkness, sadness
hopelessness, wickedness and hatred,
let me be love
let me be love

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released July 3, 2015
Written and performed by Laura Marie

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Laura Marie San Antonio, Texas

Now the reason we're here
Every man, every woman
Is to help each other
Stand by each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it's good, good good
Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you - The Pretenders

At some point in my life, I heard this song and decided (before I knew I decided) that my life purpose was to send a "message of love". Be <3
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