Humming

There's a simplicity to this tune that really makes my heart happy. Humming is track 4 on Water Meets the Shore, and is for sure one of my favorites due to its simplicity. The guitar part is busy but never in the way. Its that gentle lull of a heartbeat, like the opening line, "My heart is humming and it won't slow down..." Politically, our nation is divided. I think that is more true today than a year or so ago when I wrote this tune. This is a song about me trying to explain the world to my (then seven year old) without sugar coating it, but feeling completely incompetent. There are so many situations that we try to shield from our kids. I absolutely believe so many times its for their own good, but every now and then I think we owe them the whole truth. And when it comes to what is happening in our country, I think we owe our kids that much. So this song is me fighting the inner battle of wanting to do something to help, and not knowing how or when, but trusting that words will come. And more specifically, the right words. Perhaps you feel the same as I do, and just don't know where to start. All I know is, "start it small..." because one step after another eventually leads to a lifetime of steps. 

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My heart is humming and it won't slow down
The constant running I just can't get out
To change the world it only takes one day
But I am fickle and can't find my way, find my way.

 

The world is racing all around the sun
Like its pacing just to say its won
And somehow its that I can't keep up
But no matter I'll just fill my cup, fill my cup.

 

And one day I'll be enough more than words can say
Rushing in to break the sound, like water has its way.

 

A gentle tugging from my young, young boy
Here to tell me not to be so coy.
And when its hard to look him in the eye
I promised him I wouldn't tell a lie, tell a lie. 

 

And one day I'll be enough more than words can say 
Rushing in to break the sound, like water has its way.

 

Start it small the days grow long and days turn into years. 
Push aside the disconnect, the days outnumber fears. 

 

And one day I'll be enough more than words can say  
Rushing in to break the sound, like water has its way.

2 comments

  • Erin

    Erin

    How true. So often I find my four year old asks such deep, meaningful questions. It is usually in those moments I feel so unprepared for parenthood. And nothing makes me feel more on edge that some of the events happening in the world lately and her questions about them. May the Universe, God, or whatever you want to believe in guide me to instill kindness and love into this little being I am raising and may that, in turn, help the world in its own little way. ❤️

    How true. So often I find my four year old asks such deep, meaningful questions. It is usually in those moments I feel so unprepared for parenthood. And nothing makes me feel more on edge that some of the events happening in the world lately and her questions about them. May the Universe, God, or whatever you want to believe in guide me to instill kindness and love into this little being I am raising and may that, in turn, help the world in its own little way. ❤️

  • Jo-Hannah Reynolds

    Jo-Hannah Reynolds

    I think parenthood is the hardest thing ever, but by far the thing I am most in love with. I don't know much, but I do know that love changes everything. And with that in mind, H is in good hands. <3

    I think parenthood is the hardest thing ever, but by far the thing I am most in love with. I don't know much, but I do know that love changes everything. And with that in mind, H is in good hands. <3

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