This beautiful ballad was shared with the Mammoth Cave Group of the KY Sierra Club last night by Ron Whitmore who sang it for our Holiday Party. I consider it the best and truest gift given to me in many years and one I believe is needed now. See the link at end to listen to the songwriter and singer, Greg Brown, perform it.
“WASH MY EYES THAT I MAY SEE THE YELLOW RETURN TO THE WILLOW TREE
OPEN MY EARS THAT I MAY HEAR THE RIVER RUNNING SWIFT AND CLEAR
AND PLEASE WASH MY EYES AND PLEASE OPEN MY EARS
WASH THIS WORLD THAT IS ONE PLACE AND WEARS A MAD AND FEARFUL FACE LET THE CRUEL RAGING CEASE LET THESE CHILDREN SLEEP IN PEACE
AND PLEASE WASH THIS WORLD AND PLEASE LET THESE CHILDREN SLEEP IN PEACE”
(“Wash my Eyes” song & lyrics by Greg Brown)