From the album Recognition.

Words and music by Carolyn Arends.

Woke up early to my consternation
I had planned on sleeping long
Wasn’t looking for an invitation
To the breaking of the dawn
But the sky became a burning ember
And I could not look away
With the moon I made a slow surrender
To the glory of the day

That was when I realized
I almost didn’t recognize You
Always such a sweet surprise
Every time I recognize You

I was standing at the intersection
Waiting for the light to change
There were passersby in each direction
All just faces without names
Suddenly it seemed my vision shifted
Until right before my eyes
It was just as if a curtain lifted
And every stranger seemed to shine

Chorus

Well I thought You were mostly incognito
I could not have been more wrong
The whole universe is Your cathedral
And every heartbeat is Your song

I can’t count how many times
I almost didn’t recognize You
Always such a sweet surprise
Every time I recognize You

© Running Arends Music/ASCAP

RS—drums
MH—acoustic bass
SC— bouzouki, violins, vocals
CA—vocals, guitar (Gibson B25)
RKS—accordion, piano, vocals

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