Black River, Takin’ All Our Cares Away

Makes me want to go to Scotland...
Makes me want to go to Scotland…

When prayers become songs… or songs become prayers… it’s a beautiful thing. Lament takes on rhythm, heartbreak and grief embody poetry, and honesty hums in harmony with our cores. Sometimes the only way we can cry out is through music.

Thank God for that.

For all survivors struggling to help the rest of the world understand…

For youth trying to make good choices with too many options (or not enough)…

For frontline workers who are worn out, figuring we don’t really help at all…

For people lonely in the midst of family, friends, church and community…

For those trying to chose love & forgiveness but keep finding ourselves angry and bitter…

Sing it now…

“You’re gonna take my bottle, my bible, my mess.
You’re gonna take all of my empty and my loneliness.
Gonna take all of the sadness inside of me,
gonna take it all and set me free.”

I appreciated the raw honesty of this spiritual. I appreciated the hope. My it fill you with hope today, even as you reach for the whiskey.

“Black River” – Amos Lee

Woah, black river,
gonna take my cares away.
Woah, black river,
gonna take my cares away.
Gonna take my cares,
gonna carry my cares,
gonna take my care away.
Gonna take my cares,
gonna carry my cares,
gonna take my care away.

Woah, dear saviour,
gonna take my cares away.
Woah, dear saviour,
gonna take my cares away.
Gonna take my cares,
gonna carry my cares,
gonna take my care away.
Gonna take my cares,
gonna carry my cares,
gonna take my care away.

Woah, sweet whiskey boy,
c’mon,
gonna take my cares away.
Woah, sweet whiskey boy,
you’re gon,
you’re gonna take my cares away.
Gonna take my cares,
gonna carry my cares,
gonna take my care away.
Gonna take my cares,
gonna carry my cares,
gonna take my care away.

You’re gonna take my bottle, my bible, my mess.
You’re gonna take all of my empty and my lonelyness.
Gonna take all of the sadness inside of me,
gonna take it all and set me free.

Woah, black river,
gonna take my cares away.

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