Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 433 - Ellis Paul - "Chief Joseph"

DAY 433
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." -Amen

1 comment:

Sharon Teeler said...

Ellis Paul did not write the lyrics to Chief Joseph. It was entirely my song, and it is registered with the Library of Congress. He wrote the music and altered a couple of the words without consent.