We're the Water in the Waves

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05/11/2015
Leslie Takahashi / Angela Salvaggione

Story

This anthem, written to honor the ending of Leslie's co-ministry with David Morris, was recently selected to be sung at the UUMN 2016 Convention reading session in Madison, WI.

As of mid-July, this anthem has been accepted for publication by Imagine Music Publishing. Contact me to let me know if you are interested in programming this work.

Lyrics

We’re the water in the waves

We’ve been travelling as one,

Riding first the crest and then the drop

In the moon, we’ve been the shine.

Through the sun, we’ve made the clouds

Always moving like we’re never going to stop.  

‘Cause we’re the water, just the water, in the waves.

 

 

We’re the water in the waves,

We’ve been part of one same flow

Whether moving through the mist or spray

While at times we’ve been a drop,

And in others soared as mist      

We’ve been company for many a good day.

Just as the water, as the water, in the waves.

 

We’re the water in the waves,

Until we are no more

So we each take off for places yet unknown, as yet unknown

And when the words writ in the sand    

Have vanished grain by grain.

We will never know the seeds already sown

For we’re the water, just the water, of the waves.

 

We’re the water in the waves,

and although we soon will part

We’ve a common path seen from afar.

In the flowing of a stream,          

or a snowflake’s graceful fall

The deep connections nothing here can ever mar.

For we’re the water, as the water, in the waves

 

We’re the water in the waves.

Always dancing from these shores

We're connected by our common liquid heart

Yes, the tides have left us here

And we’ve nothing left to fear

For our nature is to part               

To be the water, like we’re the water, in the waves—

 

Yes, we’re the water, just the water.

Part of water, still the water,

Still as water, we’re the water  

In the waves—

We’re the water, just the water, in the waves.

 

We are the water in the waves.

We soon will part

We're the water,

as the water in the waves

 

Lyrics © 2015 Leslie Takahashi. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.