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Michelle Mays: Music

Petals of the Rose

(Michelle Mays)
Petals of the Rose

Questing for the mystery of life can get old.
It's like looking for a break in a code.
Deduce it, reduce it, dessolve it,
Just try to resolve it,
The best you can get is a mercurial hold.

It's like plucking all the petals off a rose,
To find the mystery of all the beauty it holds.
One by one they are falling,
Still no secret is calling
Just the peices of a beautiful rose.

It's gone now, you know- you can't make it not so.
You can put it back together again,
But what life it did hold, is no longer within,
Just the remnants and the peices of the whole

It's like moving through a labyrinth snare
Taking passage by passage with care.
When you're sure that you've beat it,you find you're defeated
Back in the middle of the labyrinth's snare.

It's gone now you know - you can't make it not so.
You can put it back together again,
But what life it did hold, is no longer within,
Just the remnants and the pieces of the whole.

The measure of anything is in its heart.
All the living and the giving it imparts.
Dissected, one sided, divided
It just can't be decided
If the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Even though you can't see it, you know you believe it.
The mystery of life is the whole
Accept it at face,leave the pieces in place.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Just listen to the hum of our hearts.

Lyrics-Michelle Mays, Donna Lieurance. Music and performance- Michelle Mays

Story...

Questing for the mystery of life, the answers .. is a constant journey. Very much like plucking out the petals of a flower to find the center. When you get to the center... you find seeds... ready to be planted.. to grow and to bloom. And there it is... the multi leveled lotus flower (Rose) .. haha
I'd been asked to donate my songs and join in partnership to create a CD of my music to help raise funds to help our Community. This song, Petals of t he Rose was written years before it was recorded. Since the music was to be made to help create funds for the Community, I allowed some lyrical changes.

I may someday record the original version!