Bill Burnett

Bill Burnett

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Pop - Alternative | Altadena, California, United States
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Plays:

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Song Description

God made a beautiful world and if we succeed in making something beautiful--be it a song, a poem, a painting, a house, a garden--we are emulating God and he/she/it/them blesses us for it.

Lyrics

If You Can Eke Out Something Beautiful
© Bill Burnett

If you can eke out something beautiful
If you can scratch out something true
If you can work out something wonderful
God bless you

Circle of chords, garble of words, you're looking for something never heard
Splashes of paint on a canvas bare, you're looking for beauty when nothing is there
You're the loney hand reaching for the empty page
And you're the frightened man stepping out on the empty stage
But if you can eke out something beautiful
If you can scratch out something true
If you can work out something wonderful God bless you

Packet of seeds, parcel of land, It's time to start digging in your garden again
Mortar and stone, hammer and wood, you gotta build something and you're hoping it's good
And you pray the rain won't pass your garden by
And that the roof you strained to build will keep you dry
And through all that
If you can eke out something beautiful
If you can scratch out something true
If you can work out something wonderful God bless you

God bless you (God bless you God bless you God bless you)

Circle of days circle of years, everything blooms then disappears
Circle of hands, circle of friends, everything comes around again
Everything bloomx and dies and comes around again
And maybe soon your star will rise, but until then
Just keep on believing
If you can eke out something beautiful
If you can scratch out something true
If you can work out something wonderful God bless you
If you can help the world turn round again
Turn round and look at something new
If you can eke out something beautiful God bless you
God bless you God bless you God bless you God bless you God bless you

Song Length
4:17
Genres
Folk - Religious, New Age - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Mixed Vocals
Moods
Peaceful, Ecstatic

Subject Matter
Spirituality, Encouragement

Similar Artists
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Fleetwood Mac
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Bill Burnett
Music Credits Bill Burnett
Producer Credits Bill Burnett
Performance Credits The Backboners