I Went For A Month

from by Caroline Herring

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This song was written and composed by Caroline Herring about her and her daughter's experiences at Camp DeSoto for Girls, Mentone, Alabama.

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I went for a month into the mountains
And breathed the air so fresh and clean
I walked across the bridge to my cabin
And smiling faces waited there

We swam and we rode upon the horses
We sang and danced in one joyous wheel
Tetherball and four-square by the fountain
And heart-sung blessings at every meal

I want to live
I want to run through these open fields
Where there is hope
Where there is joy
Where the mountains yield
To our prayers
And songs for peace on Earth
Where we nestle in our beds
and hear the finest symphony on Earth

I went for a month into the mountains
I awoke and said, "Good morning, sun"
And as it rose into the sky we counted
All our blessings one by one
I acted in the plays and ran the courses
And stretched my body with delight
All a part of this great group of laughter
That stayed until we said goodnight

Day is done
Gone the sun
From lakes, hills and skies
And we stood around the fire
Warmed by embered light
Singing songs
And prayers for peace on Earth
Then we nestled in our beds
And heard the finest symphony on Earth

When my time had ended in the mountains
My mother drove me down the winding roads
Weaving through the tears and towns into the flatlands
And I wondered which i should call my home

The world has its meanness and vainglory
Sometimes i think i cannot endure
And then i close my eyes and feel the mountains
And hold close all of my memories there

Where I could live
Where i could run through the open fields
Where there is hope
Where there is joy
Where the mountains yield
To our prayers
And songs for peace on Earth
Then we nestled in our beds
And heard the finest symphony on Earth

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from I Will Go Into The Day, track released January 11, 2014
Caroline Herring, guitar and vocals
Herb Avery, piano

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