Reunion Day

by Nicholas Vroman

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This song is loosely inspired by my 40th (!) high school reunion, which is being held at the same time as Obon week in Japan. Obon is when people welcome back for a brief time their loved ones and ancestors. It seemed to fit a general theme of gathering together (physically - and spiritually and metaphorically) as something essential to our being as humans.

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Reunion Day

We will gather
On the shoreline
Of this still and quiet lake
All are friends here
There are no strangers
We share bonds that we’ll never shake

Reunion! Reunion!
Reunion day!
Reunion! Reunion!
Reunion day!

Sons of teachers
Sons of doctors
Sons of men who worked the land
And their daughters
Beautiful daughters
Together we’ll stand hand in hand

Reunion! Reunion!
Reunion day!
Reunion! Reunion!
Reunion day!

For our mothers
And our dear fathers
Who have gone to that distant shore
We pray your troubles
Are all over
And your sorrows are no more

Reunion! Reunion!
Reunion day!
Reunion! Reunion!
Reunion day!

For our friends
In many nations
Who cannot come to this occasion
We’ll make a place for you
At our table
You’ll be in spirit for this celebration

Reunion! Reunion!
Reunion day!
Reunion! Reunion!
Reunion day!


18 August 2013

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released August 16, 2013

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