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Echo
© 1998, Roy Stucky

Beautiful songs
Meaningful songs
That rise in a moment,
Then fade away.

But the echo lives inside you,
The echo lives inside you.
Yes the echo lives inside you
All of your life.

Vibrations in the air that
Somehow make us care
To be truly alive.

Feelings of nobility
Stride across the centuries
To call on us to strive
To walk the highest road.

Beautiful songs
Meaningful songs
That raise up a monument
Within this clay.

The echo lives inside you,
The echo lives inside you.
Yes the echo lives inside you
All of your life.

Reach out through all the cobwebs,
Tie the ragged threads
Cloaking unused souls
Looking on the pinnacle.
Vision is a miracle
Beyond material goals,
So far above our reach.

Beauty belongs
Vision belongs
In infinite souls
Vaster than songs.
Jesus beckons,
And we respond.

And the echo lives inside you

Forever.


The tie back to "Not A Thing" is that we must respond to Jesus or be useless.

 


"And I: 'If a new law take not from thee memory or skill in that song of love which was wont to calm my every desire, may it please thee therewith to solace awhile my soul, that with its mortal form journeying here, is sore distressed.'

'Love that in my mind discourseth to me,' began he then so sweetly, that the sweetness yet within me sounds."
Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy - Book 2, Purgatorio - Canto 2
(Casella and his song)