“I said, ‘Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.'”
Child, it’s time to break the shell
Life’s gonna hurt but it’s meant to be felt
You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself
You cannot fly until you break the shell.
(Actress Cicely Tyson inspired India to write this song by saying,)
“You need to break the shell and let life touch you.“
How lovely is your dwelling place,
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.“