Christina Muir & her Mt. Dulcimer on YouTube

Here's a new video my daughter made of a song I just adore!

Christina Muir sings a song she wrote entitled "Black Hole" and accompanies herself on mountain dulcimer. It's a song of exploration of that infinitely mysterious place inside that is both terrifying and brimming with possibility. This dulcimer, built at Folkcraft Instruments, has been altered with the addition of some frets to facilitate playing in some different keys. "Black Hole" is not yet recorded on CD but Christina's solo CD of original songs ~ "FEET FIRST" ~ can be sampled and purchased online at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ChristinaMuir. These days Christina can be found performing with the acoustic female harmony trio, Hot Soup! Check out their performance schedule and SOUPerb CDs at http://www.HotSoupTrio.com.

Black Hole  ©1996 Christina Muir

I don’t know much about Black Holes
But there’s something about them I should know
The way they’re collapsed and blacker than night
The way that they hold it all in so tight
They’re denser than anything we can conceive
Hundreds of worlds that it has up its sleeve
With Suns and Moons and meteorites
What does a Black Hole do with all of that light
 
I wonder ‘bout these things I’ve heard
‘Cause they sound so familiar, I know it’s absurd
Like there’s one deep inside me, drawing me near
And what it intends is not entirely clear
It sounds like a voice almost lost in my past
It tell me it wants me so
It promises to hold me so tenderly
And never let me go
With Suns and Moons and meteorites
Who am I to put up a fight
 
As I approach it I feel so small
And I wonder how I could ever matter at all
To such a powerful invisible pull
Why does it want me, will I make it full
Could I live within its embrace
Could I come to know its face
Could I breathe without any space
Could I love without any trace of
Suns and Moons and meteorites
What does a Black Hole do….
 
With Suns and Moons and meteorites
What does a Black Hole do….
What does a Black Hole do….
What does a Black Hole do…. with all of that light

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