RUN THROUGH THE FIELDS — lyrics & music by Steve Crouse
With the dawning of the morning, you rise to face your day
Looking for its meaning in your journey on the way
To becoming the person that you were meant to be
The world tries to chain you but your spirit remains so free
So run through the fields that are living in your mind
Feel the warm breeze and dream of the time
When the confusion shall all pass away
And you’re free to live in the joy of today
I’ve watched you as you’ve grown through the struggles that confront you
Laughing and crying, doing what you have to do
Learning to know you as you fight for survival
Has brought into my world the hope of revival
Sharing in your life has helped me to grow
As I see you in your freedom, warm feelings flood my soul
You’re free to be who you are and that’s all you have to be
I love you for who you are and that’s all you have to be
by Steve Crouse
I thought of it today as I was bubble mailing a special woman so dear to me. I could sing this from my heart to each of you!!!
As you can plainly see, I did not write this but it spoke to me deeply when the man who did write it sang it for me back in 1978. Yes, that was some 33 years ago!! I still have that private recording. He wrote it as a birthday present for his girlfriend with whom he had recently parted company through no choice of his own.
Addendum (May 14): Since first posting this here on the bubble I decided to see if I could find Steve online. I did, emailed him & he replied this morning!!!!! HA!
“I am indeed that Steve Crouse. I remember you well and the time that we shared together at that retreat. I haven’t thought of that song in a long, long time. I’m glad that it has been an encouragement. I’m honored that you felt it was worthy of posting. No problem with that.” He went on to share about his family and work. For him it seems all is well.
HA! again. Just how kool is that, my friends?
Until Steve does it, laugh with me & let’s run through the fields…
You’ll need the words cause I run out of breath a lot!