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PLAYING TO THE FIRMAMENT
Dar Williams


There are kids, lots of kids, who put the law inside a circle

As they jump, I hope that you will up and down, up and down

When did you cave into this role that you were cast in

When did dress-up turn to fashion, throw your gown up and down


There's always the sky, let it hear what you're saying

For all that you are saying

And let it take you apart, to the elements of praying

Till we are only playing to the firmament

Till we are only playing to the firmament


In the rain, in the rain, people rush around on cold streets

Here's a shell to hear their heartbeats very loud, very loud

Where's the pain, it's only rain, it's only slowing down a work day

Only singing happy birthday to a crowd, very loud


So turn on the sky, let it hear what you're saying

For all that you are saying

And let it take you apart, to the elements of praying

Till we are only playing to the firmament

Till we are only playing to the firmament


And when did sex get so mean, when did crime get so clean

You know I just can't seem to find the soul in this striving

Why not play to a dream, cause the world is too green

For all this bad driving


What's the rush, dip your brush into this twilight

There are leaves upon the skylight, trace your hand, trace your hand

Mr. Ed, he shot ahead, he shot ahead inside a circle

On a bad day, who would you kill, take a stand, trace your hand


There's always the sky, let it hear what you're saying

For all that you are saying

Let it take you apart to the elements of praying

Till we are only playing to the firmament

Till we are only playing to the firmament


DAR WILLIAMS

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