People Come Into Your Life

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Story

Do you ever wonder about some of the people who have come into your life?

I'm not inclined to believe that everything happens for a reason, but I have often pondered the age-old question of free will and wondered why I have come in happenstance contact with some of the people I've encountered.

On occasion, I have been blessed by random acts of kindness and humanity from people I didn't even know, including a stranger who once changed a flat tire for me when I was stranded. Sometimes, I also wonder about loved ones and enduring friends who have come into my life, some of whom have departed.

I wrote this song to pay tribute to some of the people who have come into my life, either for a brief, transient moment during a chance encounter or on a more long-term basis. In fact, the title of the CD is taken directly from the lyric of this song: at the right place the right time, shed a little tear shed a little light. In the penultimate line I conclude with reverence - everybody finds their state of grace.

I hope this song reminds you of someone who has come into your life, a specific person who may have helped you out at some point along the way and is therefore deserving of your gratitude and appreciation.

Lyrics

People come into your life for a reason

Some stay some come and go with a blink of an eye

People come into your life for a reason

Is it fate or just a roll of the cosmic dice?

 

The waitress serves you coffee

The butcher cuts your meat

The kid who bags you groceries

The nurse who brings you tea

A smile from your neighbor

A bell-hop holds the door

A message on your cell phone

When you can’t take anymore

 

At the right place the right time

Shed a little tear shed a little light

 

Repeat chorus

 

A child shows me innocence

A good friend lends an ear

A stranger changes my flat tire

In the middle of nowhere

My soul mate gives me kisses

Her love makes me complete

A teacher gives me lessons

To find the truth that sets me free

 

At the right place the right time

Shed a little tear shed a little light

 

Repeat chorus

   

The burqa-clad woman

The drunkard poet at the bar

The old man on a park bench

The veteran of the war

The emergency room doctor

The beggar on the street

The hurricane survivor

The take charge politician on tv

   

At the right time the right place

Everybody finds their state of grace

 

Repeat chorus

People come into your life for a reason

Some stay some come and go with a blink of an eye

People come into your life for a reason

Is it fate or just a roll of the cosmic dice?