Primary Colors

"Primary Colors" is the fourth and final song of Jake Heggie's song cycle The Deepest Desire: Four meditations on Love. This song cycle sets the text of Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ.

Date: 2002Composer: Jake HeggieText: Sister Helen PrejeanSong Collection: The Deepest Desire

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Primary Colors
by Sister Helen Prejean

I live my life in primary colors.
I let praise or blame fall where they may.
I hold my soul in equanimity
And leave the fruits of my labors to God.
At night, when I pray, I catch on fire;
And when I put my head on the pillow,
I fall instantly to sleep.


The Deepest Desire

(Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Jake Heggie)


Flesh and Stone: Songs of Jake Heggie

(Raymond Carver, Emily Dickinson, Jake Heggie, Sister Helen Prejean, Gene Scheer and Anne Sexton)

Sheet Music

The Deepest Desire

Composer(s): Jake Heggie

Song(s): 1. More is Required
2. Love
3. I Catch on Fire
4. The Deepest Desire
5. Primary Colors

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