I Know Love (A Campfire Song)

by Laura Marie

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I was born and raised in the Catholic church. That is a Christian church though I've had a couple of people scream at me that it isn't. I am no longer a practicing Catholic or a member of any Christian church for a number of reasons. I have worked for many churches as a musician (Catholic, Episcopal, Evangelical) and I've even been on some leadership teams. I count myself fortunate to have worked with and learned from some extremely compassionate, loving, genuinely kind and caring people who sincerely seek to live their lives in the example of the Christ they follow. I've also faced the narrow-minded, greedy, abusive, controlling, sexist, bigoted and narcissistic in those very same places. I can not speak for any church or have any church speak for me. I've learned to take what is love and reject what is hate because that is what I want for my life. If I had to choose a label for myself I might go with "spiritual, non-conforming". I believe in the necessity of belief and that what we choose to believe matters. We learn from each other. When you know what love is, you recognize it anywhere, even in yourself. The same goes for hate. As of late it seems many people are trying to confuse the two. I won't have it.

This song was a quick write. It was reactionary.

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I know love when I see it
I know love ‘cause I feel it
and this don’t feel like love to me
this don’t feel like love

I know love when I see it
I know love ‘cause I feel it
and this don’t feel like love to me
this don’t feel like love

Standing right in front of me
Smiling as you bare your teeth
the truth of what has passed between us
hanging in the air

I see you through the pure gaslight
Telling me what’s wrong was right
and what I see with my own eyes
isn’t really there

But I know love when I see it
I know love ‘cause I feel it
and this don’t feel like love to me
this don’t feel like love

I know love when I see it
I know love ‘cause I feel it
and this don’t feel like love to me
this don’t feel like love

Is it patience? Is it kindness
to let fear say what is righteous
to let anger turn to violence
make weaponry of faith

And how does love abide
or justify the lies
or dance with such delight
at the error of our ways

I know love when I see it
I know love ‘cause I feel it
and this don’t feel like love to me
this don’t feel like love

I know love when I see it
I know love ‘cause I feel it
and this don’t feel like love to me
this don’t feel like love

Is it so hard
To do right
To be love
To be light

All we’ve learned is all we know
and I believe what I was told
they’ll know we are Christians
by our love, by our love

I know love when I see it
I know love ‘cause I feel it
and this don’t feel like love to me
this don’t feel like love

I know love when I see it
I know love ‘cause I feel it
and this don’t feel like love to me
this don’t feel like love

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released January 25, 2019

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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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