-- Us All --
29 August 2020. San Francisco

Found on:

O Sun O Moon (2023)

Here we are, faced with choice
Shutters and walls or open embrace
Like it or not, the human race
Is us all

History is what it is
Scars we inflict on each other don’t die
But slowly soak into the DNA
Of us all

Us all

I pray we not fear to love
I pray we be free of judgement and shame
Open the vein, let kindness rain
O’er us all

Us all
Us all

Composer: Bruce Cockburn
Animation by Kurt Swinghammer
(c) Linus Entertainment Inc. Marketed by True North Records

Nous voilà face à un choix
Les volets fermés et les murs ou la chaleureuse accolade
Que tu l'aimes ou non l'espèce humaine
Est nous tous

L'histoire est ce qu'elle est
Les cicatrices que l'on s'inflige les uns aux autres ne meurent pas
Mais s'imbibent lentement dans l'ADN
De nous tous

Nous tous
Nous tous

Je prie pour que nous n'ayons pas peur d'aimer
Je prie pour que nous soyons libres de jugement et de honte
Ouvre la veine, laisse la bienveillance pleuvoir/ régner
Sur nous tous

Nous tous
Nous tous

SF, 29 avril 2020

Bruce Cockburn / Vocal, Resonator Guitar
Gary Craig / Glockenspiel
Viktor Krauss / Bowed Bass
Jenny Scheinman / Violins

Traduction français par Marcel Moussette et Jane Macaulay.

All songs by Bruce Cockburn, c 2020 Holy Drone Corp

Released on O Sun O Moon 12 May 2023

Editors Note:

Us All was previously released on FOUR NEW SONGS, a video demo made in January and February of 2121. Recording was done at Yahiro Barn Studio in San Francisco. The expectation is that in the fullness of time there will be an album containing these songs and others yet to be written. If live shows were possible they would be showing up in the repertoire. Since that isn’t happening, here they are...

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