Ellis Paul - "Chief Joseph"
From "The Hero In You"
Anyone who knows me knows my adoration for Ellis Paul. I have grown to truly love this song, "Chief Joseph" in part because of the memories I can recall from seeing Ellis perform it earlier this year at the 3 shows Glenn and I were fortunate enough to catch in Portland, Ore., Seattle, Wa., & Eugene, Ore., but this song has become a song I go to when I need to obtain peace.
This song's gentle entry builds into a strong and hopeful pledge to always strive for peace in the face of adversity. It reminds me to also consider my problems more realistically... I can meet my challenges with kindness, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, and poise because what I face is so small compared to many of those before me.
"From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever, we will all remain together, from where the sun now stands."