Peace Work

from by Barbie Williamson



"Peace Work" was written about the AIDS Memorial Quilt that was displayed in Birmingham, AL back in the 90's.


Piece me together a quilt made of time
Pieces of a life gone by
And they each are whole and they each are one
And they're all sown together in love

A shirt from your childhood, jeans from your youth
A piece of a scarf that you loved
And they each are rich and they each are full
And they all have a story to tell

Let me fly
Like a ribbon in the wind
Let my life rise like smoke to the sky
Like a prayer

Sew me together a fabric of truth
Made up of dark browns and grays
And black for the nights that I cried all alone
And black for when I first learned to see

Let me speak my truth
Let me say who I am
Let me show you all the colors that I am

All the yellows of my days
And the blues of my nights
The red of my blood
The green of my life, of my life

We'll sew together a quilt made of time
Pieces of our lives gone by
And we each are whole and we each are one
And we're all sown together in love

And we will fly like ribbons in the wind
Our lives will rise like smoke to the sky
Like a prayer


from Harbinger, released August 1, 1994
Barbie Williamson - vocals, guitar


all rights reserved



Barbie Williamson Silver City, New Mexico

Barbie Williamson is a singer/songwriter in the Folk tradition. Playing primarily the 12 string guitar, her melodies are enchanting; her voice, gentle; her lyrics, potent and living words that penetrate to the deepest places inside of you.

contact / help

Contact Barbie Williamson

Streaming and
Download help