Kneeling (lyrics with chords)

Jackie Henrion

In memoriam George Floyd d. 5-25-20

New life springs from the soaked black soil g c 

Some of it, she pulls up from the roots g d7 

Weeding, while thinking of mother things g c 

Sometimes she wonders - who is she to choose? d7 em em 


Turning, she sees her baby toddling c g 

Proud that he's motoring along am d7 

Yesterday he was only crawling g c 

Now he runs headlong into her arms d7 d7 


          Kneeling, she sees the world em bm 

          From a different view c d7 

          Trust ---- strength ---- am em 

          Love she can't overdo d7 d7 d7 


Buttoning his raincoat for the walk to school g c 

Reminding him she will always love him g d7 

"Call for me when you need strength" g c 

Rising, her smile flashes above him d7 em em 


Now I'm kneeling in this place I call holy c g 

Trying to figure out how feelings flow am d7 

How a man can kneel for nine minutes g c 

And not feel what mothers know d7 d7 


          Kneeling, we see the world em bm 

          From a different view c d7 

          Trust --- strength ---- am em 

          And love overdue d7 d7 d7 


Losing twenty dollars takes a moment c g 

But taking a life, moves humankind am d7 

For the Lost and Found are in the same place g c 

And we search there many, many times d7 d7 


          Kneeling, we see the world em bm From a different view c d7 

          Trust --- strength -- am em 

          And love------ overdue d7 d7 em 

          And love-------- long overdue d7 d7 em

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