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05/06/22

I recently found a "live" acoustic recording of a song I wrote about learning to live with mistakes.

The Precious Thing.mp3


Cycles by Victoria Mowrer

Cycles
2012 Victoria Mowrer



The Precious Thing

A precious thing was given me
To keep it safe, and for a while
I held it close beside my heart
I felt it was a part of me

Oh now I see
The precious thing

What I had most I valued least
And through neglect I let it fall
And as it drifted from my reach
Denied it had been there at all

Oh now I see
The precious thing

It wasn't greed, it wasn't lust
That bound my arms and blinded me
'The gift that tender love had made
Was swollowed by my vanity

Oh now I see
The precious thing

A weight as heavy as a stone
Now I must carry everywhere
Had I lived for my heart alone
Would be like feathers on the air

Oh now I see
The precious thing

Now I see the precious thing