Wash Over Me

from World on Fire by Val Blaha



Thrown against the rocks again on a tide of fear and pain. Impossible to comprehend one man's hate-filled hurricane. Close my eyes to hide the sea of smiling faces lost. Lives now torn, loved ones bereaved. One night of holocaust. Let the hope wash over me even when I cannot see beyond the grief that blinds and bleeds. Let the hope wash over me.

Pointed fingers, mistrust and blame. Shadows poised to overrun as we hoist sails of fear and shame. The words as pointed as that gun. Let the hope wash over you after the pain invades anew, when there's nothing that you can do. Let the hope wash over you.

The smog of hate, the acid rain of terror and nihilism, cannot last in the face of joy and optimism.

So hold my hand as we cry and rage against the night. The tears will dry, and magnify dawn's early, needed light. Let the hope wash over us. Let go of the doubt and trust our hearts, strong and generous. Let the hope wash over us. Let the hope wash over me. Give me strength so I can see and courage to stand up and lead. Let the hope wash over me.


from World on Fire, released August 30, 2019
Acoustic guitars: Val Blaha
Drums, strings, flutes, horns, Juno, Olga: Jamie Hill
Pedal steel: Dan Tyack
Bass solo: Jesse Turcotte
Choir: Val Blaha and Shannon Curtis


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Val Blaha Portland, Oregon

Music has always been an important part of Val Blaha's life. She loved to sing from a very young age, and started studying piano at age 6, earning accolades and numerous awards before age 17. She has been steadily performing and songwriting for the past 12 years. Val also plays guitar, bass, and mandolin. Her newest album World on Fire will be released in late August 2019. ... more

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