Mary Chapin Carpenter

A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on life, soul, stars, and time

In this world you've a soul for a compass
And a heart for a pair of wings
There's a star on the far horizon
Rising bright in an azure sky
For the rest of the time that you're given
Why walk when you can fly?

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Why Walk When You Can Fly

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on stars

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I woke to find every window open
I woke to find the heavy door ajar
And I walked outside and stood upon the hilltop
And gazed once more on a bright morning star
I walked outside and every bird was singing
As I found again my bright morning star

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Bright Morning Star

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on journey, moon, space, and stars

When I was young I spoke like a child
I saw with a child's eyes
And an open door was to a girl
Like the stars are to the sky
It's funny how the world lives up to
All your expectations
With adventures for the stout of heart
And the lure of the open spaces

There's two lanes running down this road
And whichever side you're on
Accounts for where you want to go
Or what you're running from
Back when darkness overtook me
On a blind man's curve

I relied upon the moon and Saint Christopher

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: The Moon & Saint Christopher

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on books, light, music, mystery, pictures, place, and stars

Gather up your telegrams
Your faded pictures, best laid plans
Books and postcards, 45's
Every sunset in the sky

Carry with you maps and string, flashlights
Friends who make you sing
And stars to help you find your place
Music, hope and amazing grace

Maybe what we leave
Is nothing but a tangled little mystery
Maybe what we take
Is nothing that has ever had a name

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Your Life Story

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on life

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Life is never a straight line - it's peaks and valleys.  Why would you want to be the same person every day of your life?

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Performing Songwriter, March/April 2007

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on light and moon

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The light of the moon is all we've got to go on...

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Luna's Gone

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on light and mystery

Was it a light only she could see?
A gypsy's spell?  A mystery?

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Luna's Gone

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on light and search

And I can tell by the way you're searching
For something you can't even name
That you haven't been able to come to the table
Simply glad that you came
And when you feel like this try to imagine
That we're all like frail boats on the sea
Just scanning the night for that great guiding light
Announcing the Jubilee

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Jubilee

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on circle, life, and wonder

Sometimes you get there in spite of the route
Losing track of your life and what it's about
The road seems to know when to straighten right out...
I could wonder if all of it led me to you
I could show you the arrows and circles I drew
I didn't have a map, it's the best I could do
On the fly and on the run

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Elysium

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on earth, life, and moon

Tonight, the moon came out, it was nearly full.
Way down here on earth, I could feel it's pull.
The weight of gravity or just the lure of life,
Made me want to leave my only home tonight.

I'm just wondering how we know where we belong
Is it in the arc of the moon, leaving shadows on the lawn
In the path of fireflies and a single bird at dawn
Singing in between here and gone

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Between Here & Gone

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