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9. Surrender
This melody, drawn from experimenting with open tuning, is wonderfully enhanced by Darwin’s echoing guitar and voice. The lyrics are derived from Meher Baba’s discourse "Gifts of Love," which compares love, obedience, and surrender.


Surrender c 2002
Words adapted from Meher Baba
Music by Darryl Smith

You know I will not say it any more.
You know I won’t repeat what’s said before.
You know I cannot tell you again.
You will surely know in the end.
You gotta surrender…surrender …surrender.

More than just to love is to obey.
More than to obey is to surrender.
This then is the song we shall pray.
Let us all lifelong remember.
You gotta surrender…surrender …surrender.

Time will heal the pain you feel today.
Love will wash your sense of self away when you surrender.

Ohhh….Ohhh We will surrender…

Break: Every thing you hear and say.
Every part you try to play.
Every little bit you feel.
Every thing you think is real.

Every time you want to cry.
Even when it’s not a lie.
Every deed you try to do.
Everything you think is you.
Surrender, oh oh, surrender, oh oh, surrender…surrender.

Loving makes us long to obey and one day oh, one day
Loving makes us long to obey and one day, one day we will surrender

Ohhh….Ohhh We will surrender…surrender.


from Lord of Love, released December 3, 2015
9. Surrender
Darryl Smith: vocal, acoustic guitar
Darwin Smith: harmony vocals, electric guitar
Margo Hennebach: harmony vocals
Mark Saunders: electric, acoustic and bass guitars, mandolin



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