Song Info
Share URL of this page  
The Turning of the Year
play hi-fiplay hi-fi     downloaddownload
May there always be time again for music!
Author
Copyright
Album
Uploaded on
Genre
Steve Suffet
Steve Suffet 2005
Now the Wheel Has Turned
Sun Dec 27, 2009
Acoustic : Folk
Take charge
» add to my.soundclick
» rate this song
» comments
» get single-song widget
 
Share on Facebook
Charts position
» highest in charts:   # 34   (151,597 songs currently listed in Acoustic)
» highest in sub-genre:   # 2   (13,467 songs currently listed in Acoustic > Folk)
About the song
This song was a present to a dear friend who lost her sister in a freak accident on Thanksgiving Day 2000 and who then lost her boyfriend at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. Additional vocals on choruses are by Joel Landy, Anne Price, Gina Tlamsa, and the late Eric Levine. Together the five of us made up the band MacDougal Street Rent Party.
Lyrics
THE TURNING OF THE YEAR
(Time Again for Music)
Words & music by Steve Suffet © 2005

Start on chorus:
There'll be time again for laughter,
There'll be time again for song,
There'll be time again for shouting out,
With voices proud and strong,
There'll be time again for loving,
The time is drawing near,
There'll be time again for music,
With the turning of the year.

Was a time of sacred blessing,
Was a time of evil curse,
A time of contradiction,
Was the best of times and worst,
A time of brilliant vision,
And a time of darkest fear,
There'll be time again for music,
With the turning of the year.

[repeat chorus]

I've heard the holy trumpet,
And I've heard the sacred harp,
I've heard the Angel Gabriel,
Triumphant by the Ark,
When I listen to your singing,
It's God's voice that I hear,
There'll be time again for music,
With the turning of the year.

[repeat chorus twice]