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The Call

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Written right after 9/11, this “call” is the mythic awakening in all of us, those few but startlingly lucid moments in life where we’re asked to drop everything in pursuit of one’s bliss. Inspired by Jung, Joseph Campbell and my many chats with psychologist pal Joel Johnson. Memphis soul masters the Masqueraders bring it home -- and down to earth.

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If you have the heart to listen
If you have the mind to hear
Will you have the strength to follow
When the call comes loud and clear

Every road can’t be followed
Every bridge can’t be crossed
But you climb that highest mountain
You will surely not get tossed

If you have the heart to listen
If you have the mind to hear
Will you have the strength to follow
When the call comes loud and clear

Don’t look back when you hear it
Don’t turn back, you’ll lose it all
The ground will rise to meet you
Take that step and you won’t fall

If you have the heart to listen
If you have the mind to hear
Will you have the strength to follow
When the call comes loud and clear

Heed the passing of the Savior
Might not come this way again
Don’t mistake love for failure
’Cause this journey has no end

If you have the heart to listen
If you have the mind to hear
Will you have the strength to follow
When the call comes loud and clear

Who out there knows their story
Who can tell where it will end
On a private path to glory
Victory is round the bend

If you have the courage in you
If you have the voice to sing
Will you be the one to rise
When the call begins to ring

credits

from God's Tattoos, released July 11, 2006
William Lee Ellis - vocals, guitars
Amy LaVere - bass
The Masqueraders - vocals

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"There's no one else playing exactly the same sort of music as William Lee Ellis," said legendary producer Jim Dickinson of the Americana/blues master acoustic guitarist. "It's as if he's invented his own sort of 'holy blues' genre."

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