BEAUTIFUL SEED. Oh. ‘Tis my most recent favorite. I’m loving this; brings me to tears each time. The song is so moving and inspiring I cant wait to try playing this on the keys when I got home. Hmmm.
I can fill the darkness with just one flash of light, break the the silence with just one word, warm the fire-started revolution— one that can save the world.
On the steps of Washington sprinkled like confetti, thousands of people sing, “We shall overcome”. The preacher shouts, “Let freedom ring.” He gave his life for what he believed.
You can be a witness, you can be a prophet. You can make the whole world believe; break the strongest fortress; change the way the world thinks; you can build a bridge where foes can meet. Hope for the future, shout it, don’t whisper, ’cause dreams are what we make them to be. There is hope in every heartbeat, tiny as it seems. You’re a beautiful seed.
She’s a pastor’s daughter, she’s only sixteen. But her heart and her belly are breaking at the seams. Her boyfriend blames her, he wants to pay for the doctor to wash it away. As she lays in the hospital, a Christmas choir is singing about a child in a manger fragile and small, “unto us is born a Savior.” She looks at her baby and cries as she sings him a lullaby.
You can be a witness, you can be a prophet. You can make the whole world believe; break the strongest fortress; change the way the world thinks; you can build a bridge where foes can meet. Hope for the future, for the tiniest whisper. Dreams are what we make them to be. There is hope in every heartbeat, tiny as it seems… You’re a beautiful seed.
Every hope, every power lies in the heart of a seed that flowers, intertwined all across the land. We’re all seeds in the maker’s hand.
Now “Beautiful Seed” from Corrine May herself. Here she tells how she came up with such beautiful music as beautiful seed (as asked by Major Chord Records, regarding the Japanese liner notes, “What did you try to express with those songs, what kind of feelings did you have when composing them? Is there any story behind the songs?”).
Corrine: I think people often forget how the smallest, most seemingly insignificant things can have such beautiful possibilities. All it takes is one person to make a difference in this world. People like Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. testify to this fact. But often, we are so afraid to try, to speak up, or to make a difference.
I named the album and the song ‘Beautiful Seed’ because I think that a seed is a wonderful metaphor for our lives. We are all like seeds. Seeds grow unseen in the soil and then sprout, and some seed become the biggest, most majestic trees and others grow to eventually bear wonderful fruit, and yet others, grow to provide shade. We are like trees. When we are in our mother’s womb, no one can see us growing, but we are there. And all the potential for our lives is present in that moment, small as we are at that point in our lives, we are who we are now because of what we’ve gone through. And just knowing that, makes me sad to read about the increasing numbers of abortions that occur. People have forgotten that all the potential for life comes from something small, seemingly insignificant, seemingly lifeless.
Recently, I read about how scientists managed to grow a date palm plant from a 2000 year old seed. How amazing.