“Be A Light In My Lantern…”

Josh Ritter singing Lantern Song at the Avalon Theater:Josh Ritter singing  Lantern Song

Josh Ritter has a wonderful song called “Light in My Lantern.”  I like to listen to this song   while looking at the attached Lantern Page, and imagine that “lantern”representing my own “guiding light.”

And whatever that lantern may represent

to each one of us,

may we follow that light and progress toward

our goals, intentions and aspirations.

You might want to try listening to this song…it’s  a powerful song. Be sure to listen all the way to the end of the song…the repetition of  “light the way for me” and “hold it high for me”,  near the end, is a bit mesmerizing. If you listen a few times, the song kind of makes it’s way into one’s mind….or at least it does with me.

Give me light for my lantern
Give me light for my lantern give me light
Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, be the light
I need the light in my lantern, light in my lantern tonight

So if you got a light, hold it high for me
I need it bad tonight, hold it high for me
Cause I’m face to face, hold it high for me
In that lonesome place, hold it high for me
With all the hurt that I’ve done, hold it high for me
That can’t be undone, hold it high for me
Light and guide me through, hold it high for me
And I’ll do the same for you, hold it high for me

I’ll hold it high for you, cause I know you’ve got
I’ll hold it high for you, your own valley to walk
I’ll hold it high for you, though it’s dark as death
I’ll hold it high for you, and then gets darker yet
I’ll hold it high for you, though your path is blocked
I’ll hold it high for you, through the thieves and rocks
I’ll hold it high for you, keep you safe from harm
I’ll hold it high for you, until you’re back in my arms

Give me light for my lantern
Give me light for my lantern give me light
Be the light of my lantern, the light of my lantern, be the light
I need the light in my lantern, light in my lantern tonight

In case anyone isn’t aware that “young” people are creating some good music, this song might help you see/hear that lots of good music is currently being created. The song might be a bit “down” in some of the verses, but I think it’s lovely. Lyrics to Lantern Song (Try Arcade Fire and The Decemberists, too, for some good contemporary music)

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5 Responses to “Be A Light In My Lantern…”

  1. billdorman says:

    Very interesting and I can see how it could mesmerize you. There are certain songs that just resonate and when you really get into the words it just takes you to another place in time.

    Thanks for stopping by my place and sharing this.

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    • Oh, you’re very welcome. You have such a helpful site! And yes, the power of music…so wonderful! ps..I liked your vlog…I think you should do more of them. You have a very positive “presence” on video… : )

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