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Broken & Blessed is the first song on the Give Voice EP and one of the first songs that I wrote for it. I was sitting in church one day and heard this boy’s voice above everyone else’s trying so desperately to sing. I turned around so moved by his great effort and what I saw was a young man, deaf and mute in a wheelchair. I came home and kept thinking about that young man and all the songs he had tried to sing and all the things he wanted to say but couldn’t. I thought about the ways in which he was blessed too. How sometimes with those of us who can speak, how we don’t always say kind words or mean what we say. And who is to say who is better off than the other. I thought about the beauty that young man may know that some will never know because he lives in quiet in touch with his spirit. I felt inspired to give him a voice and let my pen write what he might say if he could. I then wrote ‘Broken & Blessed’. Donations have been made to 2ndSam9, an organization for disabled adults. We are still looking for a charity partner in support of ‘Give Voice’ to donate record sales proceeds.

BROKEN AND BLESSED

VERSE 1:
You see me
And say I’m unable
But I am more than what you say
I am mute to speak
Words of hate and hypocrisy
Some may say I am blessed
Maybe different from the rest
Can’t you see a person here
Nothing more and nothing less

CHORUS:
I SING A SONG THAT IS HARD TO HEAR
I ASK YOU NOT TO RUN BUT TO STAND IN YOUR FEAR
STAY UNTIL YOU SEE THE BEAUTY IN WHAT IS BROKEN
WE ALL ARE BROKEN
BROKEN AND BLESSED

VERSE 2:
Can you smile at me instead of turning away
Come on, take a stand for love
Will you talk to me and maybe call me a friend and
Hold my hand awhile
Can you hold my hand for a little while

CHORUS:
I SING A SONG THAT IS HARD TO HEAR
I ASK YOU NOT TO RUN BUT TO STAND IN YOUR FEAR
STAY UNTIL YOU SEE THE BEAUTY

BRIDGE:
Can you walk with me?
Can’t you see we’re all the same inside
How I laugh and how my eyes can cry
And I love too

CHORUS:
I SING A SONG I HOPE YOU CAN HEAR
I ASK YOU NOT TO HIDE BUT TO LET YOURSELF FEEL
I SING A SONG THAT IS HARD TO HEAR
I ASK YOU NOT TO RUN BUT TO STAND IN YOUR FEAR
STAY UNTIL YOU SEE THE BEAUTY IN WHAT IS BROKEN
WE ALL ARE BROKEN
BROKEN AND BLESSED
BROKEN AND BLESSED
CAN’T YOU SEE WE’RE ALL THE SAME INSIDE