messenger wind lyrics – bruce cockburn

in a horse-powered sleigh at the top of the town
sun coming up paints the snow all around with rose light

in front of the house where i’m supposed to be born
i don’t think i’m ready to walk through that door just yet

to be one more voice in the human choir
rising like smoke from the mystical fire of the heart

the wind that blows through everything
sweeps out the halls of my heart when i sing to you

it carries the moon and the stars and the rain
carries the seagulls and carries my shame away

spins me around, stops me running away
from all the things i’ve been waiting to say but don’t

is bigger than you can imagine
is forever

sun coming up paints the snow all around
rose on the roofs and the trees and the ground
and the stream
in my dream
messenger wind swooping out of the sky
lights each tiny speck in my human kaleidoscope
with hope

/ bruce cockburn lyrics