LYRICS - Sunshine from a Mountaintop

Sunshine from a Mountaintop

by Charity Kahn

how did we arrive here

in this place of light

where souls walk free

and hearts are plugged in

to some magic

 

there are some who say

give up settle down

breathe shallow

I would rather face my maker

and go up in flames

I have known you before

know you like a mirror

like tomorrow

find my way down to your riverbed 

and rest there

 

will anyone hear us

when we make the sounds

of sirens and mourners

and cry in the night for angels

  

or will they all be gone

out like a light into thin darkness 

before the dawn wakes

leaving a broken place behind 

how did you come here to me

holding everything I want

carrying all the love I need

bringing sunshine

from a mountain top

 

how do we tell the story

how do we find a word

or a song or a reason

for what walks within us now

for what walks everywhere within us now 

for what must live on

how will we survive

how will we love under this new moon

how will we die without each other

how will we breathe

how will we sound

 

how will we find a way in this dark 

hope for a star

for a firefly

hope for a soft even path

for we are blind

 

we are the seekers

we are the driven

we are the omen

we are the sun on the morning sea

 

what color is that?

no one has ever seen it

our answer is in

that shine, that light

in all those hearts that will cry, too

when they see that blue

and who are all blind, too

and who are in us

how will we speak

how will we shine

how will we survive

 

how do we tell the story

how do we find a word

or a song or a reason

for what walks within us now

for what walks everywhere within us now 

for what must live on

for what walks everywhere with us now 

for what must live on

how did you come here to me

holding everything I want

carrying all the love I need

bringing sunshine

from a mountain top

I have known you before

know you like a mirror

know you like tomorrow

find my way down to your riverbed 

Background bee image by Lynnette Shelley

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Charity Kahn and Daryn Roven