Dar Williams

My dad's a miracle and so's my mom.

They fly over the blue.

They finish their dinner and then they take one another's hand.

And off they go to find a broader point of view.

For it's a give and take beyond the ordinary.

What with all the cats and kid's that they've loved.

And they will not be alone.

My friends give me purple flowers and orange tea

On goosedown spilling quilts and turquoise chairs

We greet each other in a wild profusion of words

And wave farewell amidst the wonderment of air

And in the laughing times we know that we are lucky

And in the quiet times we know that we are blessed

And we will not be alone

Well, the light that stopped the night felt like forgiveness to you

As the garbage trucks came bustling through their rounds

You stared at the pictures on your wall and all the postcards from your friends

As you heard the birds and old familiar sounds

An that's when you knew this world can't be saved, only discovered

And you knew things could be different than before

And you will not be alone anymore


American singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk. She fuses many genres (blues, rock, jazz), resulting in a rather organic sound. She has been making music for over a decade.

Her studio album My Better Self finds Dar at an unequivocally brazen crossroads. Reflecting on American politics, the disillusionment and apathy of youth, and the female experience, Dar makes no apology for her outspoken beliefs.

Her 2008 album, entitled Promised Land. ... Read More