Walk On Water

from by Jane Siberry

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lyrics

I was standing at the back of a crowd
at the edge of the sea, a multitude
a single word
a hush would fall
I prayed that your gaze might fall on me
that my longing might part the sea of faces
and in my misery
I turned and walked away
come up my brother
come up my sister
come up my children
and walk on water with me
I walked away from that crowd
out along a long and dusty road
I saw a woman
she was lying there in pain
crying out to me
but I was so absorbed
in my own loneliness
are you not my brother?
I guess not yet
oh, to turn back the hands of time
I’m drowning in my shame
walk on water
come up my brother
come up my sister
come up my children
and walk on water with me
I’d give anything to hear your voice
to touch your hand, your hem, anything
I knelt down in hopelessness,
hopelessness, hopelessness
I’d give everything to feel your grace
to wash your feet, kiss your hem, anything
I knelt down in thankfulness
and then I felt virtue flow to me
come up my brother
come up my sister
come up my children
and walk on water again
oh, that was the night of nights
I stood against the sea
in that strange starlight
I felt the wind upon my face
I thought I heard my name
I thought I heard our names

credits

from ANGELS BEND CLOSER, released November 18, 2016
Jane: vocals, piano, organ, nylon guitar, drum loops, bells
Rebecca Jenkins: backing vocals
Ali Hughes: backing vocals
David Ramsden: backing vocals
Jocelyn Barth: backing vocals
John MacArthur Ellis: electric, steel guitars
Rich Moore: bass
Pauline Kim: violin, viola
Christine Kim: cello
David Travers-Smith: trumpets
Curt Bisquera: drums
Debra Dobkin: percussion
Carolyn Fazio: synths, virtual instruments

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