Suite Journey

 
 

Audio

Land of my Tears

03:47
Suite Journey
2015
Suite Journey

Story

Billie Woods: Piano, Lead Vocals

Deborah Schmidt: Classical Guitar, Harmony Vocals

Jeff Stocki: Fretless Bass

Tibet. The land of our tears — tears of joy, tears of pain, and everything in between. The mountains, the people, the Tibetan way of life, harsh yet simple and so beautiful. The mountains remind you of how small you are and how trivial most of your problems. The people are generous, kind, accepting and tolerant and are incredible teachers in how to let go of anger, pride, envy and greed.

The Tibetan way of life is easy to observe every moment of every day. We were so fortunate to witness a traditional barley harvest where the men bring in the harvest, and the women separate the grain from the chaff using hand woven baskets and big electric fans.

So many life lessons abundantly present yet hidden from most of humankind. Tibet may be the best kept secret on the planet. A harsh yet tender place providing a very fertile garden for growing as a human being in this complex and ailing world.

Lyrics

Dark waters of pain

Sweep me away

Fertile fields of joy

Feeding my vision

Abundance of lessons

Season my plate

Bitter and sweet

A bountiful harvest

 

The land of my tears

Hidden underground

The well of my soul

Fills up with emotion

My best kept secret

A tender place

A garden for growing

This land of my tears.

  

Storms of my life

Bring floods of renewal

To dry cracked Earth

Of my withered dreams

The mountains of pride

Eroding inside me

A constant unveiling

Of my truest self

  

The land of my tears

Hidden underground

The well of my soul

Fills up with emotion

My best kept secret

A tender place

A garden for growing

This land of my tears.