ROSIE FOOTE SONG LYRICS – IN THE DARKNESS THERE ARE TREASURES
Even though this is a really ugly foot (I jest), I love the fact a reader made this photograph for me. So cool! Thank you.
Alright: here’s a story. I grew up in the 1970′s when the Jackson 5 and The Osmonds were all the rage with John Travolta and Olivia Newton John doing either disco or Grease cheese musical movies screened in our local movie theaters. It was a weird time. The beach was always the same though. Timelessly cool. It is the same in appearance to this day.
It was also the township were Keith Urban was born. Years later Laura Dekker would be born in the same town too. We’re a crazy fun lot, pretty much. Eclectic artsy coast dwelling agricultural Maoris and Pakehas initially. We do a bit of forestry as well. Still mainly agricultural. As a result, due to our geography, country music is admired by a lot of people in my home town.
Anyway, once upon a time, in my local town there were born blonde twin sisters. About 15 years older than me. They looked like the Evers-Swindell twins of rowing gold Kiwi history. They both played guitar and wrote songs in their bedrooms like Taylor Swift does today (apparently! :). One of the twins name was Rosie Foote. She’s won national awards on the country music scene now. Not bad for a rural kid.
My favorite lyrics of a song I heard of hers 19 years ago were these lyrics:
In the darkness their are treasures forevermore. ...Bitter and sweet both feed the soul.
Rosie’s message was don’t be afraid of the dark. God is Lord of the darkness as well as the light. Bitter and sweet experiences are both teachers. Don’t resist the bitter. In darkness or enduring dark times sometimes, we discover treasure we never knew existed. Dark times are confusing. We feel as if we can’t see ahead as well as we’d like and must stave off the lie of uncertainty. To me uncertainty has always been a lie, my family and I had to endure. This was our story in this town too.
We must not lose our Peace in such times. Or never forget, we are tangata whenua people, is kinda the vibe expressed too. Rosie’s song was about being patient during training and trusting a greater coach other than yourself in dark times. Blonde Rosie loved the dark. It was her teacher once.
[Thank you for the fan art! I love it! Dang ugly toes! They make my own feel more at home. And yeah, I felt like I just wrote about an elephant in a circus movie starring Reese Witherspoon just then. Lol!].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.9.12~