What Do We Do | a song from Byron O’Donnell

What Do We Do | a song from Byron O’Donnell

A note regarding this song: Byron sent this one along during Eastertide, when the lectionary had us exploring themes of radical grace and forgiveness. We shouldn’t have waited so long to post it… though of course, radical grace and forgiveness should really always be front and centre in the life of the church!

I wrote this when I was in an awkward time. I meant it to show empathy for my peers and friends who were having to deal with my sudden new status as a homeless person. The question was partially directed at myself, and partially to them. I haven’t listened to it for years certainly never played it out anywhere.

WHAT DO WE DO – Byron O’Donnell

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What do we do with the fallen what do we do with a friend

who slips and falls outside the door can’t find his way back in

 

What do we do when one of us is down to the bitter end

What do we do when one of us is suddenly one of them

 

What do we do when the situation demands that we look inside

As sure as we know we can run, we know that we can’t hide

 

What do we do when one of us is down to the bitter end

What do we do when one of us is suddenly one of them

 

What do we do when the spotlight singles us out of the crowd

What do we do when the quiet thoughts suddenly speak out loud

 

What do we do when reality tells us we can’t pretend

What do we do when one of us is suddenly one of them

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