Be Of Good Heart is from an Josh Ritter’s EP of previously unreleased songs titled ‘See Here, I Have Built You A Mansion.’
This one is a song of gentle and gracious goodbye.
Goodbyes are hard, because separations hurt; goodbyes should acknowledge that the season of togetherness has been a blessing, and care for the other’s need to go on outweighs our own desire for our needs to be met by their continued presence.
I don’t know nothing bout where you’re goin’
That don’t mean a thing to me
You have secrets I don’t know
And I have scars that you can’t read
I know your past ain’t far behind
I hear it knocking on the door
So if you really gotta go
Be of good heart evermore