Every Story Will Change
this page is a work in progress
Theme: Resilience (new stories)
 
Resilience can be thought of as the ability to cope with big disruptions or change. Our collective stories are really important in helping us built this ability.
 
There are many stories we now need to let go of if we want a better future. It is hard to change our underlying stories but as we do we start to 'see' differently. Like it or not, all stories will change in some way. A safer future depends on letting go of stories that no longer serve us well and creating new stories about who and what we are and how we must act.
Read: to come

 
Credits

Written by Simon Kerr
 

Arranged by Simon Kerr, Kylie Morrigan and Mal Webb

Simon Kerr, 12 String Guitar, Vocals
Kylie Morrigan, Strings, Backing Vocals
Mal Webb, Fretless Bass

Parvyn Kaur Singh, Guest Vocals

Will Hook, beats and electronic arrangement


Recorded by Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan

MIxed by Mal Webb

Mastered by Crystal Mastering, Melbourne

Every Story Will Change

We were hominids ranging the savannah

Started telling stories to one another

Became the planet’s storytellers chasing our dreams

This language in our genes and collective memes, yeah

 

Some think all we need are scientific facts

To explain our world and tell us where were at

But stories always arbitrate where facts are concerned

Our stories are the supervisors of our worlds

 

Every story will change

 

I’m getting worried about the future of the planet

Not the chemistry but the life that is on it

Were up against the limits it seems there’s only minutes

To make the changes needed to these stories we’ve invented, yeah

 

Every culture has stories about the who the why the what

The problem we’ve got is that a lot of these will not

Slow our extinction, our execution

Seduced by stories that offer no redemption

 

Every story will change

It’s not easy, these are stories that I know

I am driven without knowing so it doesn’t even show ohhh

 

I, that word again, that’s me, irreducibly

Sacred, I am valuable, master of my destiny

Call it narcissistic, but you have clearly missed it

I will self-maximise and I will not resist it, yeah

 

It’s in the system, these habits keep insisting

I’ve earned the easy life, expectations keep persisting

I look into the mirror it charms then condemns

I see the future, but these stories hem me in

 

Every story will change

Every story will change

Every story will change will change Rpt

Ah …………… Ooh ………

 

Every story will change

Every story will change

Every story will change will change Rpt

Ah …………… Ooh ………

 

 The first story that must change starts with me x2

 

1_ Gonna let go, gonna let go, I’m gonna let

2_ Gonna let go, gonna let go, I’m gonna let

3_ Gonna let go, gonna let go, I’m gonna let

4_ Gonna let go, gonna let go, Im gonna let

5_ Gonna let go, gonna let go, Im gonna let

6_ Gonna let go, gonna let go, Im gonna let

7_ Gonna let go, gonna let go, Im gonna let

 

Ahh….

 

© Simon Kerr, September 2020