Tolling for You

If you’re a dreamer (ala John Lennon, Jesus), if you believe God’s dream for the planet is world peace, love, joy, mutual respect for all her children, if you believe “we” are, in fact, the world, if you start with the man in the mirror, and have high hopes for the human race evolving to a higher awareness and propensity to truly love one another, then this Bud’s for you.

This song was inspired by my own personal passion to see us all get along…and these two paragraphs:

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a Clod be washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesser; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.  John Donne, 1624

Dialogue is the willingness to step out of what we know to meet one another in the space between, the space of not-knowing. If I leave a dialogue unchanged I never really entered. True dialogue happens when we push one another. When my love for my friend leads to a love for what my friend loves then dialogue can happen…, and then we can move beyond what we love to love itself. –Rabbi Rami Shapiro 2010

Lyrics and chords:

E                                              D/E

This is our home    No one’s alone
A                                                                 E

and there are treasures to find

E                                              D/E
I’ll walk with you   We’ll talk stuff through
A                                                                          E

Bring all your heart, soul, and mind

B                                                       A

I’ll step out of what I know


Meet you somewhere in between


I will listen to love and hear the bell
E       D/E             A       E

When it’s tolling for you, it’s tolling me

E                                                       D/E

Come here estranged        Leave here changed
A                                                                 E

Find something human to share
E                                              D/E

Propose a toast           To what means most

A                                              E
To everybody every where

A                                    E

Us and Them…We are One

A                                                       E

Beautiful race under the same sun

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