Portraits

Written by Kim Buchanan

 

Hey, take a look around you & tell me what you see,

I see the little children mocking you & me.

Let’s get our act together, and help the children learn

that they can live in peace, forget how to burn

 

Seeing the reflections of our lives on their face

They are the portraits of our lives

 

I’ve seen their happy faces glowing in the sun

& it warms my heart knowing thatís a part of me.

And when their anger surface, & bullets fly in their eyes,

it makes me shudder thinking, knowing thatís a part of me

 

Seeing the reflections of our lives on their face

They are the portraits of our lives

 

Hey, take a look around you, & tell me what you see,

I see the little children mocking you & me

Seeing the reflections of our lives on their face

They are the portraits of our lives

Seeing the reflections of our lives on their face

They are the portraits of our lives

 

 

 

 

 

Review by Jim Graves, WFSS -FM, Fayetteville, NC

"Portraits" is generally about how our children reflect the good and the bad
in ourselves, and should be required listening for parents considering
irresponsibility.

"I've seen their happy faces
Glowing in the sun
And it warms my heart
Knowing that's a part of me
And when the anger surfaces
And bullets fly in their eyes
It really makes me shudder
Thinking, knowing that's a part of me

Seeing the reflections of our lives on their face
They are the portraits of our lives"

This song has an almost hypnotic chord and rhythm progression, and aside
from some light harmony is almost entirely her alone.

MP3 Sample

 

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