Monday, November 24, 2014
Room at the Table: a song for Thanksgiving
A well-crafted song tells a memorable story with both words (poetry) and music. In April singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer released her latest CD, A Permeable Life. Six of the twelve songs are out as lyrics videos on YouTube. Her song Room at the Table fits very well with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
The other five songs with lyrics videos are:
A Light in the Window
Every Little Bit of It
You can download all the lyrics in a pdf file here.
The other six songs are:
The Work of Our Hands
Thank You, Good Night
The Ten O’clock Line
Writing You a Letter
Please Don’t Put Me on Hold
An Empty Chair
The lyrics sheet explains that An Empty Chair was inspired by seeing the Oklahoma City National Memorial. It has a field of 168 empty chairs representing each person who died in the April 19,1995 bombing of the Murrah Building.
The image was adapted from a 120 year-old Harper's Bazaar cover.
The November 26th episode of On Being was Carrie Newcomer: A Conversation with Music.
On November 5th Carrie appeared on Mountain Stage.