Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Busting at the Seams

Notes: words by Malvina Reynolds, music by Pete Seeger; copyright 2004 _______________. As he was going through some files in 2004, Pete Seeger found this poem Malvina had sent him years before. He changed the words very slightly and wrote a tune to go with them.

Everything is busting at the seams,
No more seams, no more binding.
Even in my dreams,
A golden glow is shining.
My dreams are breaking through
Into the everyday.
And every day the world is new.
Don't be afraid, don't be afraid,
The world is being made all over.
It will be good enough then
For the lover, for the mother,
And the father, and the child.
Don't be afraid if everything seems wild
Cause everything is busting at the seams.

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