22 January 2017

Step Outside

In Madonna's speech at the Woman's March this week, she stated to her audience with several reiterations "we choose love." It got me contemplating on what the use of the word "love" means in such a context, and inspired me to write this song. I hope, however, that the words remain meaningful outside of one specific political situation. Sorry it's a bad recording--I have bad recording equipment. I personally think it would be much better with a female vocal accompaniment, a cello, and a flutist :)






Lyrics:
I embarked on a gallant quest
To the bottom of my soul
And all that I discovered was
What I already know
If you want to know the answers, son
Then you’ve chosen the wrong road
This one doesn’t take you very far

Step outside
You’ll be amazed by the things you see
When you step outside
Stop walking on your head and use your feet

If the problem’s not inside me
Then we need a new decree
So let’s erect our effigy
And go protesting in the streets
If this is what you fight for, son
Then you’ve chosen the wrong dream
Love is not a victory march

Step outside
You’ll be amazed by the things you see
When you step outside
Don’t be afraid for the truth to set you free

You’re walking on the water
But for me it’s sink or swim
I was looking for the answer
That was blowing in the wind
If you want to find love there, son
Then you’ve chosen the wrong friends
You’ll only find it inside My arms

Step outside
You’ll be amazed by the things you see
When you step outside
What a relief that the truth’s not inside me

Step outside
(Repeat)


-The Minstrel Boy


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