Franciscan Free Download: On the Road to Human Being by Kerry Patrick Clark

by Sister Julie Ann on August 1, 2014

Are you seeking to know yourself better and to find real meaning on your journey of life? This August Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to be enlightened and enjoy the free download On the Road to Human Being by Kerry Patrick Clark.

Discerning Vocation Journey as Temporary ProfessedThis is a month of summer delight.  We celebrate the perpetual profession of one of our Sisters and the feast of St. Clare. A bright light, St. Clare moves us to express the deepest thanks to our glorious God for our own unique calling. With light-hearted steps, may each of us find divine joy in growing in our humanness as we follow our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us know your thoughts on the song and feel free to contact us if we can be of help to you in a vocation conversation along the way.

On The Road To Human Being was my brain’s idea for the title of my 5th CD.  The problem was… I did NOT have a song with the same title.  So… in setting off to write it… I found I was sharing a story… a conversation between two friends.  As best as I can remember, it started like this:
 “Open your eyes”, he said to me
“Turn around and tell me what you see.”
I said, “chaos”, I said, “crazy”, I said… “ME!”
I liked how and WHERE it was going… but found that every time I tried to write the REST of the song:-) … I was writing myself into a corner that had no exit!  
With the CD’s time line coming closer, in a fit of frustration, I ripped up and threw away everything I had written and just sat with my guitar (and God) asking… what is this song about?  What am I REALLY trying to communicate.  And… in 10 minutes, the song was done!
-Kerry Patrick Clark

About Kerry Patrick Clark

Kerry Patrick ClarkKerry Patrick Clark is a musical Norman Rockwell.  His palette is a simple 12-note scale, a 6-string guitar and one voice that seeks to sing hope into the human experience.  His songs are  the compass that points the heart home.  He dares the dreamer  in  each  of  us  to  remember  who we are.  He challenges the believer in each of us to choose who we want to be.

Kerry built the recording studio in which his 5th CD, On the Road to Human Being, was recorded. He laid a sub-floor over the cement for both warmth and insulation. He constructed walls within the walls to dampen sound. He designed the rooms to accommodate both his equipment and his personality: a bend here, a window there. He turned the sterile metal support beam into a shelf to hold CDs. When the old, abandoned school down the street was being torn down, he took the wood flooring that had been marked by the dimples of ten thousand students and laid it in his hallway. Read more.

Lyrics:

On The Road To Human Being

I can see a light shining through the window

Cutting through the night calling me, I can’t go

Feels like iron is keeping me from flying

I’m in a dark so deep it’s feeling like a prison

Get no sleep, clouding up my vision

See no what out, just different shades of doubt

CHORUS

Everybody has at times, everybody needs at times

Everybody wonders what it means

Everybody laughs at times, everybody cries at times

Everybody wants to find some meaning

On the road to human being

Feel so great can’t a help but smiling

Laughter aches, turns right into crying

Why’s that so, no really, I don’t know

Got a heart that beats for my wife and three boys

The music keeps a memory of my joys

I thank my God, I’m such a lucky sod

CHORUS

Everybody has at times, everybody needs at times

Everybody wonders what it means

Everybody laughs at times, everybody cries at times

Everybody wants to find some meaning

On the road to human being

So if I could tell the world, a lie has been repeating

Boys and girls don’t you start believing

What ain’t true, live from the heart of you

Because life is like a ride, rolling like a coaster

Side to side, when up or down get close to where

You hang your hat, live a life like that

CHORUS

Everybody has at times, everybody needs at times

Everybody wonders what it means

Everybody laughs at times, everybody cries at times

Everybody wants to find some meaning

On the road to human being

Website

www.KerryPatrickClark.com www.FaceBook.com/KerryPatrickClark www.Twitter.com/KerryPClark www.ReverbNation.com/KerryPatrickClark www.YouTube.com/KerryPatrickClark

4 thoughts on “Franciscan Free Download: On the Road to Human Being by Kerry Patrick Clark”

  1. Sister Kathleen says:

    This song reminds me of the Scripture”…To everything there is a season…” It’s encouraging to remember that no emotion, no phase of life will last forever. Things will change one way or the other and our life journey will go on. It’s also most hopeful to consider that it’s not necessary that we’ve already arrived at human being. It’s all about the process, the journey.

  2. Sister Carla Riach says:

    The lyrics express our humanity. It can give us hope when we are in doubt and fearful since we are never the first nor the last to experience different feelings we have on our life journey. Let’s turn to each other in our need and together we’ll find God in our midst.

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