Cathedral

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“Cathedral” is a metaphor, celebrating the beauty & majesty of our planet. This is a happy song about how nature is the “church” for many people (“holy water runs so clear, down a waterfall”). How some free spirited people feel hemmed in by traditional religion or churches (“aisles are wide & pretty, but there I cannot run”). Brings to mind concerns about people who do not see the magic of nature or the need to protect our environment (“tell me how this world is not a cathedral & you may have lost your way”)

lyrics

Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
is like a cathedral
like a cathedral

Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
And it will show you
how to pray


Mountains rise so high
to protect us all

Birds fly like angels
to keep ‘em from a fall

Bright light shines
through a big blue sky

The sun rises every morn’
makes us want to try


Tell me why this world
is not a cathedral
not a cathedral
not a cathedral

Tell me why this world
is not a cathedral
When you may have
lost your way



Stone walls built by man
block out the sky

Stained glass is beautiful
but makes me want to cry

Roof makes us safe
but covers the sun

Aisles are wide and pretty
but there I cannot run


Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
is like a cathedral
like a cathedral

Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
And it will show you
how to pray


Holy water runs so clear
down the waterfall

Seedling grows to a tree
standing straight and tall

Stars at night shine beautiful
like some kind of art

And a warm breeze from the South
you know it fills my heart


Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
is like a cathedral
like a cathedral

Tell me how this world
is like a cathedral
And it will show you
how to pray
and you may have found your way
and you will have found your way

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from here now, released April 15, 2017

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Sharon Coates Rochester, New York

Sharon lives a life surrounded by art. Her untethered approach to songwriting results in music that is an exciting, honest and refreshing depiction of our collective experiences. Sharon's wry sense of humor often brings a lightheartedness to songs that feature themes of nature, evolution and the passage of time. ... more

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