Sunday, November 7, 2010

k.d. lang: One Day I Walk

"One Day I Walk" was written by Canadian songsmith Bruce Cockburn in 1970 during his Christian period. It is a song that gives a glimpse of heaven to come. Chairing the vocal duties is fellow Canadian k.d. lang. I love her arrangement and the accordion and stand-up bass give this version a unique flavor.



Bruce Cockburn’s Original


Here is Bruce Cockburn’s original 1971 recording from his album “High Winds; White Sky” album.



Lyrics


Oh I have been a beggar
And shall be one again
And few the ones with help to lend
Within the world of men

One day I walk in flowers
One day I walk on stones
Today I walk in hours
One day I shall be home

I have sat on the street corner
And watched the boot heels shine
And cried out glad and cried out sad
With every voice but mine

One day I walk in flowers
One day I walk on stones
Today I walk in hours
One day I shall be home
One day I shall be home

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