I Meant to Do My Work Today

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Carrie Newcomer

Carrie Newcomer is an American singer and songwriter. She has produced 13 solo CD's and has received numerous awards for her music and related charitable activities. She has done numerous collaborations with with authors, academics, philosophers and musicians. In 2009 and 2011 she traveled to India as a cultural ambassador, including musical performances organized by the US State Department. In 2012 she made a similar trip to Kenya on behalf of the Interfaith Hunger Initiative. Her range of causes, activities, collaborations and philosophies significantly influences her music. more »

I meant to do my work today 
So many plans I had made 
I'd check the mail, I'd make the calls 
Save the world and sweep the hall 
Finally get my accounting done 
Sort the beans one by one 
But I got waylaid by the morning sun 
And I got absolutely nothing done 

I thought I'd live a louder life 
I'd learn a lot and get it right 
I'd rent a loft I'd drink all night 
I'd be a living archetype 
And in a blinding flash of light 
I'd see that one great insight 
But silence called me deeper still 
Like nothing else ever will 

I woke to hear an owl nearby 
Hunting something large enough to cry 
Nature's always beautiful 
The change of season always right 
The moon shines cold and true and bright 
And sets at dawn without a fight 
And yet I could not find a way 
To get myself back to sleep last night 

I never knew just what it meant 
The way you smiled while you dreamt 
And why my heart can overflow 
And why mistakes can haunt me so 
Why nothing ever stops or stays 
Dust shimmers in the morning rays 
I didn't do the work that I'd had said 
I just wandered through these thoughts instead



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