One of the first independent folk/roots musicians that Mr. Lina and I became fans then friends of were The Undesirables. They were our first house concert, Corin Raymond and Sean Cotton have both also played our basement for their solo work.
This song is on Corin's first solo cd, but they wrote it together so they often play it as The Undesirables. I'm afraid people are a bit noisy in the background in this video, but it's a fine performance. If the noise distracts you, there is another video here: http://vimeo.com/1238038 but I couldn't figure out how to imbed it.
One of the things I like about Corin and The Undesirables, they write lyrics that are really open to interpretation. Corin writes about lonliness like no one else and maybe most would hear it as lonliness of being single, it leaves me feeling the space in my heart for children. This song is one that makes me cry, it makes me feel sad about all the crap we've been through and it gives me hope that I'll get through this and more.
Gimme just one fine day,
Let me wake up laghing.
Give me one fine day
Let me sleep where I am safe
Give me just one clear sign,
A sign of where I'm going
Let me feel the sunshine, let me feel it on my face.
Lately, the line in the chorus of "Let me sleep where I am safe" has me thinking about the children who are up for adoption. The ones that don't have somewhere safe to sleep. Of even if it's safe today, will it be the same safe place tomorrow? Those children need signs, they need the security that comes with waking up laughing.
Ah, I seem to be having a "big feeling" day as Stellar Parenting would say when talking about her boys. It's hard to know what to do with those feelings sometimes.