Uninspired. Adrift. Tired.
Well-watered. Filled. Flowing.
Elise Witt, a song creator in Atlanta, Georgia, opens us up to the idea of refilling, dipping our buckets into the well, drinking deep and long, washing away the dry and tired. This song has a lovely dancing rhythm that mixes threes and fives and sixes into a rolling, fluid motion that makes me feel like water tumbling down as I sing it.
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I met creator Elise Witt online during the pandemic, when we were both in a course led by the extraordinary improviser Rhiannon… I was honored, because I already knew of Elise as a composer of unusual choral work that I had explored doing with my community chorus. In fact this piece was conceived as a choral piece, and Elise very generously let me excerpt a bit of it to be a pocket song.
I love the way the rhythm wakes me up from an uninspired, tired place — whenever I sing this, I almost always end up moving somehow. And now that I know Elise a little, I can see why — her brain is the definition of fertile, and she exudes energy and joyfulness you can almost touch through her little Zoom rectangle.
Elise says, “I believe that if we listen deeply, we can hear music in the wind, the water, the earth, and deep in our bones. And no matter how disconnected we get, that music is always there, when we are ready to return and listen.”
Song Song Deep In Your Bones Words & Music by Elise Witt © Non Si Sa Mai Music ASCAP When you're feeling dry, there's water in the well. (4x) No rain from the sky, just a tear in your eye, all alone, far from home, you roam. Feeling tired, uninspired, like you're drifting away from your heart and the part you play.