Song of the Week: “The Ending”

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It’s easy to reach for Chrome or Birds of Relocation when you want to listen to Eric Peters since those albums resonate with a powerful authenticity, but some of his finest material is found on albums like 2003’s Miracle of Forgetting. “The Ending” is the album’s lead track and it’s also our song of the week, a reminder of Eric’s extended history of writing beautiful, honest songs that meet us where we are and remind us of a greater hope. In addition to the album stream below, check out this acoustic version via Under the Radar as well.

“The Ending”
by Eric Peters
from the album Miracle of Forgetting

today came in earnest

with a smile on its face
wry as it was cunning
pure as it was base

now my days are numbered
like the sands in the sea
I held onto hoping
as long as hope held onto me

it came with a thunder
but it made not a sound
it came down like an angel
from heaven to the cold, cold ground

don’t say it’s over when the world’s gone mad
I’ve seen the ending and it’s not so bad
don’t say it’s over when you lose your heart
cause the ending is where you start

the world lost its reason
the sky laid to waste
all that was hopeless
is borne on your face

it hurts every moment
in the fight for your life
keep your chin up hoping
it’s the life of the fight

don’t say it’s over when the world’s gone mad
I’ve seen the ending and it’s not so bad
don’t say it’s over when you lose your heart

I want to know why we fall so hard
and why hope for tomorrow can seem so far away

don’t say it’s over when the world’s gone mad
I’ve seen the ending and it’s not so bad
don’t say it’s over when you lose your heart
’cause the ending is where we start


4 Comments

  1. Gareth Davies

    That was high on my list of requests for when Eric is in the UK in a few weeks’ time. You’ve just made that a compulsory one on the setlist.

  2. Ophelia - Marie Flowers

    Where did the music link go for this? 🙁 There used to be a recording attached to this post.

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