Carpenter, Mary Chapin - The Calling Lyrics




Deep in your blood or a voice in your head
On a dark lonesome highway
It finds you instead
So certain it knows you, you can't turn away
Something or someone has found you today

Genius or Jesus, maybe he's seen us
But who would believe us
I can't really say
Whatever the calling, the stumbling or falling
You follow it knowing
There's no other way, there's no other way

There are zealots and preachers
And readers of dreams
The righteous yell loudest
And the saved rise to sing
The lonely and lost are just waiting to hear
Any moment their purpose
Will be perfectly clear

And then life would mean more
Than their name on their door
And that far distant shore that's so near
They'd hear the calling
And stumbling and falling
They'd follow it knowing
There's nothing to fear
Nothing to fear

I don't remember a voice
On a dark, lonesome road
When I started this journey so long ago
I was only just trying to outrun the noise
There was never a question of having a choice

Jesus or genie, maybe they've seen me
But who would believe me
I can't really say
Whatever the calling, the stumbling and falling
I followed it knowing there's no other way

Jesus or genie, maybe he's seen me
But who would believe me
I can't really say
Whatever the calling, stumbling and falling
I got through it knowing there's no other way
There's no other way





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Carpenter, Mary Chapin The Calling Comments
  1. Ellie Blair

    There is simply no other like her. She is fabulous.

  2. Thomas Cuddihy

    I follow this
    Knowing
    There is no other
    Way

    GODBLESS
    You
    Mary C C

    GODBLESS
    THERE IS
    NO BETTER
    SONG

  3. zagi60

    beautiful******

  4. Anne Machado

    My friend of 40 years sent this to me on my graduation day, as I was getting to school, we live 1500 miles apart, but that day her spirit and presence were with me. Made me smile and feel my true friend did come.

  5. Michael Ferry

    February 12, 2017 - Acadia Nat'l Park - Snowbound In blizzard. This is my first time hearing this astonishing song as far as I know. I'm wondering where it came from and when. Thank you Mary. May God bless, guide and protect you all the day of your beautiful life. I love you. Peace

  6. Paul Brown

    Deep in your blood or a voice in your head
    On a dark lonesome highway
    It finds you instead
    So certain it knows you, you can't turn away
    Something or someone has found you today

    Genius or Jesus, maybe he's seen us
    But who would believe us
    I can't really say
    Whatever the calling, the stumbling or falling
    You follow it knowing
    There's no other way, there's no other way

    There are zealots and preachers
    And readers of dreams
    The righteous yell loudest
    And the saved rise to sing
    The lonely and lost are just waiting to hear
    Any moment their purpose
    Will be perfectly clear

    And then life would mean more
    Than their name on their door
    And that far distant shore that's so near
    They'd hear the calling
    And stumbling and falling
    They'd follow it knowing
    There's nothing to fear
    Nothing to fear

    I don't remember a voice
    On a dark, lonesome road
    When I started this journey so long ago
    I was only just trying to outrun the noise
    There was never a question of having a choice

    Jesus or genie, maybe they've seen me
    But who would believe me
    I can't really say
    Whatever the calling, the stumbling and falling
    I followed it knowing there's no other way

    Jesus or genie, maybe he's seen me
    But who would believe me
    I can't really say
    Whatever the calling, stumbling and falling
    I got through it knowing there's no other way
    There's no other way

  7. Maurise Grant

    Yet another underrated singer song writer mary chapin carpenter

  8. Danalynne Johnson

    I have loved Mary-Cjhapin Carpenter since 1989! Never a bad CD!

  9. Eric Bush

    Troubadours or Mariachis, freelance writers-storytellers, all inventors- anyone who for a 'buck' or our, 'Muses' walk a separate road. I would like to think this singer- sings for you... and Myself as well- too...

  10. Eric Bush

    Who do You hear? (the Media, Yourself, or... just a voice in your ear?) I am gripped with the same shackles. (genre, kid's stuff, adult, or something else...?) How many ways to get the 'Point' across to You?... (how many tools to fix the old till it is New?)

  11. Azzouz IBN EL MOUATA

    I fear God

  12. phil Naeger

    i like your voice

  13. tobradovic

    Chapin is a gem. Have seen her live listened to her CD's. She is something special.

    susan walters

    +tobradovic you bet she's special ! I've been a huge fan since I heard "Quittin Time" . I had my country station on and was half- listening. She was doing a interview at the local Radio station; and I heard her smokey voice and I think "Hmmm" then chapin plays "Quittin' Time" live... WHOA ! I hit my brakes, astounded by what I'm hearing...I think "WoW, where's chick BEEN all this time ? I gotta check her out !" Her music and lyrics sound so...intelligent...compared to what I was hearing on regular country stations. Chapin graduated from Brown University and you HAVE to be really smart ( as Chapin continues to show on each and very album she releases) to go to Brown. Shortly after I heard her I went and bought " Shooting Straight in the Dark" and "State of the Heart" I have all her CD's. Chain has given me the courage to chase my own dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. I recently purchase my first acoustic guitar. If luck should have that we ever meet; I would be ecstatic and die a happy woman. Chapin is the BEST.

  14. Norman Clucas

    Thanks for your wonderful gift

  15. Diane Auresto

    Just revisited this album #TheCalling  Thanks for the beautiful  songs @marychapincarpenter 

  16. terri purcell

    Always puzzled me as to way this really great track never really got the acclaim that it should just her latest album Ashes to Roses a real gem

  17. Luciano P. Pisco

    Im getting so used to her voice, calming and soothing... Great Artist..