The Choice

by Linda Worster

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released May 26, 2012

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Track Name: not really so blind
NOT REALLY SO BLIND

I would like to love you, but I don't know if I can
darkness all around me- I've got no place here to stand
I've got nothing to hold on to, just an unknown love to find
I don't know what is real and true and what's just dancing
dancing across my mind

I would like to love you, but I've been a long, long time alone
I found my truest of true loves so many times,
but he had a pathway of his own
and the walls around me, they fall harder these days
feelings and reasons still out of phase
but with caution prevailing and tentative steps,
I wait and I wonder where you'll take me next

I would like to love you, but can you reach out
reach out to me now
lay those soft, soft touches upon my fears
and draw out my strength somehow
I would love to love you, but I'm much too afraid to try, it's true...
But please see through my resistance...
between my longing and my distance
I'm just pretending to be blind to you
I'm not really so blind to you


c linda worster 1979
Track Name: nantucket
NANTUCKET

I'm back in the place where I belong...
back in that spot where I am strong
It's so simple being here
I don't know what it is you do,
but it puts me together where I was torn in two
and all my puzzled pieces disappear

Nantucket...did you cast your spell or is it me?
I can't tell...
you're such a tiny island in such an endless sea,
but you feel like home to me

from so far away I have heard you call...
oh yes, my love, I heard it all
so gentle is that sweet, sweet voice
what have you done to me, you stole my heart, I seem to leave it behind whenever we're apart
It seems you never gave me any choice

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there will be some times when I'm gone again...
off to other places, other friends
sometimes I won't be seeing you for a while
but you'll see my soul come sailing around
cause when I've lost the peace I found,
you rest my weary Spirit every time...

Nantucket...did you cast your spell or it is me?
I just can't tell...
you're such a tiny island in such an endless sea,
but you feel like home

c linda worster 1978
Track Name: reality?
REALITY?

everything changes… earth and water, fire and air rearranges
there is a universe in you and me
it’s created and set free
each of us is wholly a part of the One
everything matters, nature rebuilds as she shatters
there is no way to resist, she will not yield to your tightened fist
relax… and don’t insist to find the only way

nothing is different, but everything changes
all things are one, but the mind sees many
and creation is perfect, the way that I see,
or the way that I don’t see
no matter what happens… salvation or sin
nothing is separate and all is within
it all depends on what you see
moment by moment you create reality

everything spins and swirls
the universe twists and twirls
all of form is motions… waves upon oceans
only our notions of it keep us trapped and afraid

nothing is different when everything changes
all things are one, but the mind sees many
and creation is perfect, the way that I see,
or the way that I don’t see
no matter what happens… salvation or sin
nothing is separate and all is within
it all depends on what you see
moment by moment you create reality

you create reality
whatever that is… you create it
reality…
you create it….

c Linda Worster 1985
Track Name: the choice
THE CHOICE

anger comes out in the sneakiest ways,
in the subtlest look or how i say what i say;
though i’ve driven it inward the feeling is there:
it’s creating a wall, this thing i cannot share

i don’t want to hurt you so i’m playing this game
and i’m hurting you more because you know just the same,
and now if i tell you how will you react?
will you see it as part of the whole?
or just some thing that you lacked?

how can i trust you will love me still?
how can i trust you will know that i love you?
anger is just a feeling inside,
what to do with the feeling is for us to decide

when i was a child i learned my anger was wrong,
the emotion was dangerous, the feelings too strong,
i watched your responses and gave in to my fear,
and it built up inside me; year after year after year


why is it still so hard to say?
why do we keep on pretending this way?

in the passage of time there are sorrows and tears
in the search for the real… there are angers and fears
and i’ve been to the high places… i’ve lived through the low,
where the years move too quickly and the moments too slow

and i’m learning to trust there’s reason to fail,
i’m learning to trust that Love will prevail
and as i forgive and give all my feelings voice
i’m finding the freedom to see the choice

c Linda Worster 1985
Track Name: in the quiet
IN THE QUIET


Jesus...it doesn't matter what they say that you said...
i can feel you now.
Lord...all these conflicting opinions are of the mind
it is You i trust...not to the rules i bow
You're the constant in my being every where i walk...
You're the Love it takes to listen and to talk...
and in the quiet, i am not alone
i hear your Voice within my heart
i hear Your Song within my own

Mother...it doesn't matter how they try to ignore you
you give life to all
Goddess...there are many who say you do not exist
but i can hear your Answer to my call.
it's the names we choose to call you that don't
matter very much
i know the feeling of your Peace, the feeling of Your Touch
and in the quiet, You show me i am whole
i feel your Love in all around
i feel your Love within my soul

God...You are gentle compassion..You fill the wise...
You are not the tyrant somewhere up above.
Father... these illusions of judgements from years of lies-
they are nothing - in the Light of Truth and Love.
i see Your face in every flower...every heart i meet
i sense Your Presence in the moments when i feel complete
and in the quiet, i see your forms as one
we all have different ways to see You..
Father...Mother...Daughter...Son...
You are All and None.
You are Love...
You are Love...


c Linda Worster 1985
Track Name: I will always love you
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

there’s nothing you can say or do to change it,
whatever happens next is what will be,
you can make me cry a million times,
you can even say goodbye

i will always love you
i will always love you
i will always love you

there’s nothing in the universe to tame it
and the wheel of fortune spins to unknown worlds,
there’s no one else that you can be to rearrange our destiny

i will always love you
i will always love you
i will always love you

and in the end we only have the moment
to feel the touch, to let the feeling go;
time is now… we move and bend
and who can say what time will send?

i will always love you
i will always love you
i will always love you

c Linda Worster 1984