Canadian School of Peacebuilding

Hummingbird by Anna Eileen

Take a few minutes to listen to this beautiful song, written by Anna Eileen and inspired by her week at the CSOP in 2012.


Singer/Songwriter: Anna Eileen
Mix Engineer: Jason Phillips
'Hummingbird, your wings are torched
from dropping water on the fire
It keeps blazing while you work
and the elephants close their eyes

I want to see
I want to breath
I want to be
the music that heals

Femme avec peur
Les yeux qui ne veulent pas lui voir
Ton enfant est innocent
des choses qu'ont causé la guere

Je veux voir
Je veux savoir
Nous devons avoir
la musique qui guerisse

Fear-ing flag-born child of christ
how you cover yourself with fear
you chase your siblings with guns
and forget that Jehovah lives here

I want to share
I want to spare
I want to dare
the music that heals

Butterfly, you lead me round
open my eyes to your world
you suffered much and suffer still
drenching your wings in our hurt

Though we are weak
We'll work for peace
We need to seek
the music that heals