STILL WE DREAM OF FLYING

 

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It’s too late for sweet chariots we are
Anchored deep into the ground
Where our wings were-- itching scars are found
And the feathers fill our beds where
We lay our heads and sleep all night

But still we dream of flying
We are through the stars
Still we dream of flying
We are through the stars and out the other side
We were always meant to have angel wings

We’ve forgotten the taste of wind, black earth
Has filled our hungry mouths
And gravity bends our backs to the ground
The fairy tale the nursery rhyme like Jesus Christ
Fading from our minds

Get the needle and thread
Gonna need you to sew my wings back on again

 

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci

I think we dream because we are designed for adventure. In a way, I think we are designed for flight—to soar, to get elevation, to achieve wonderful things, to be brave enough to be loved, to love others courageously, and, so, literally take flight in our lives. I also believe this is part of our spiritual DNA. There is a code planted in every one of us that wants to dream forward, and upward, just like the ancient proverb says: Proverbs 15:24 The path of life leads upward for the wise; they leave the grave behind.

This anti-gravity is something that ties us all together as one huge spiritual family. Our dreaming removes us from being known by science under a microscope, because they can't see our dreams. We dream because we are spiritual at our core; we dream because we need to in order to live, and without dreams we die. I have experienced the death of dreaming, and I have experienced the restoration of heavenly dreaming. If you want to know more, I invite you to join my email community, and I will unlock a private podcast just for you. 

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Music: Written, produced, performed, recorded and mixed by Ben Pasley in Woodland Park, Colorado. Mastered by Josh Seawell, Seawell Studios in Browns Summit, NC. Joel Metzler on drums, Justin Gray on bass guitar. Original cover art by Ryan Hadden, coloring by Jennifer 'Michelle' Johnson.

Video: Produced and directed by Ben Pasley in Colorado Springs, CO. Camera work by Brandon Lowe, Will Reinier, Amber Martin, and Brent Kennedy. Documentary by Zane Pasley. Production assistance by Ben Canon from Loud Mountain Studios.

 
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Somewhere between ground and sky, this world and the next, are poets who sing what they see, pray what they believe, and struggle. This poet-traveler is well worn with loss and loneliness, but is still dreaming toward hope on every new stage. 

Ben Pasley founded both 100 Portraits in 1994 and Enter The Worship Circle in 1998, along with his wife Robin, and now carries the legacy forward with new songs and new stories for the road. Indie-folk, alt-rock, singer-songwriter.

 

 

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