Enjoy Feasting on Arlan Feiles’ ‘I Wonder’

Paul Keggington

November 16, 2009

promo.jpgCelebrating an abundance of God’s goodness this harvest season, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to feast on Arlan Feiles’ powerful, reflective song,  ‘I Wonder’. Contemplate wonderful, insightful lyrics, a singer songwriter compared to Dylan or Simon, with a flair for majestic, yet simple melodies. His music is shaped with the Thanksgiving spirit of a strong sense of justice and love. (Photo credit: Kyra Kverno) Arlan and Carolyn Arends’ I Am A Soul’ unite this month on Franciscanized World to provide a menu of timely thoughtfulness. You’ll want to listen to both artists.

Arlan Feiles Reflects on ‘I Wonder’:

I wonder

The possibilities that life puts before us at every minute are limitless.

Left Turn, right turn?  Up, down?  Forward, backward?

Each choice wholly personal to our faith;

The faith to make a decision; right or wrong

Sometimes we are pleased with the result, and sometimes we are not.

And sometime we wonder ….was that this the right decision?  Is it wrong to even ask?

To wonder is the most human of expressions.

We question each moment, and we value the answers we receive.

We move forward with determination and pause. 

We appreciate the importance of every choice.

 We should always strive to make the right decisions, but not be a victim to failure if we do not.

We hope for an answer from one’s heart and follow it to its road’s end.

“We are building something larger than those mountains”

Each choice is a mountain to climb,

Then we look out from the summit and embrace the view it in all its beauty and wonder.

Arlan Feiles  – Nov. 2009


Listen to More of Arlan’s Music


promo-2.jpgDramatic in refreshing the acoustic style of Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Woody Guthrie and in the Big band traditions of Roy Orbison, Pete Seeger, The Band, and The Country Bear Jamboree, Arlan Feiles is a Jewish songwriter inspired and ‘fueled by a fierce compassion’. His band, Gift Horse, grew into the 14-piece Lone Orchestra, which plays upbeat Americana at venues along the Jersey shore, most regularly in Asbury Park. His albums include Come Sunday Morning and his rereleased album, Razing the Nation. (Photo credit: Kyra Kverno)      


  www.arlanfeiles.com           www.myspace.com/arlanfeiles

“I Wonder “- Lyrics     copyright 2007 

You could see things your way but I feel it both ways

So I never take sides I just learn to listen

People stop in wonder, people stop in wonder

Cause I always find the time

Time to breathe, time to try         


There’s an icy windbreak rolling off the prairie

It’s a storm a frontin’ we best look for safety

And we’ll sit in wonder, yes we’ll sit in wonder

Cause we always find the time

Time to feel, time to cry


And I often wonder ‘bout you

Could your love be true

When I know it must be wrong to even wonder

But I wonder


We are building something larger than those mountains

And I’m racing to you over foot and fountain

And we’ll sit in wonder, yes we’ll sit in wonder

Cause we always find the time

Time to heel, time to fly


How does ‘I Wonder’ move your heart?

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