I think they think I’m a bit odd, you know,
But I’m sure I’ll get by;
And I’ve seen horrible things
That even still can keep me awake at night,
Too scared to flee, too sad to fight;
But there in the dark, if I open my heart
And my eyes, I can see it.
You and I and all will find great evil in our time,
But when you face the darkness, don’t forget the light.
I know they say I believe in silly things
Like wrackspurts and nargles and you;
And I know maybe better than most the worth
Of wit and wisdom, but I know, too,
That facts aren’t quite the deepest truth;
So I look for the light in the world, in your eyes,
And I choose to believe it.
You and I and all decide what’s worthy of our minds,
So when you see what’s broken, don’t forget what’s right;
When you face the darkness, don’t forget the light.
You and I and all alike are fighting for our lives,
And you’ll ignite a flame inside our hearts, inside our eyes,
But careful, careful, as you lead us through the night,
Keep us mindful of what’s worthy, of our many reasons why;
As you fix what’s broken, don’t forget what’s right;
As you fight the darkness, don’t forget the light.
As you fight the darkness, don’t forget the--
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In the midst of a grand narrative filled with overwhelming evil, Luna Lovegood is a quiet, pervasive presence, offering hope to Harry Potter and his friends and reminding them what and whom they’re fighting for. We could use some Luna in our world, too, I think. We need the moonlight on our darkest nights. We need to be reminded that people are for loving and that life is somehow still beautiful, despite all our brokenness and division.
I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with Colin Cox of The Cluttered Desk Podcast about the making of this song. The episode is called "The Process - Part 1 (featuring daniel couper)," and you can find it wherever you get your podcasts, or click the button below to listen online:
daniel couper - Vocals, Keyboard
Millicent Runnels - Violin
Words & music by daniel couper
Produced, mixed, and engineered by daniel couper
Recorded at The Keep
(cc) 2018 The Kept Collective