Saturday, July 29, 2006

Another song

Please forgive me for posting mainly song lyrics here. There is just too much going on to adaquately communicate in this blog. This song has really spoken to me. There have been so many times when I've wanted to go back to the familiar, yet known that the door had closed firmly behind me and the only choice I had was to go forward in faith. I love the line about "leaving out all that it lacked" how true!! It's so easy to paint partial and skewed pictures in our minds the desperate place of longing to be comfortable again.

I don’t want to leave here
I don’t want to stay
It feels like pinching to me either way
The places I long for the most
Are the places where I’ve been
They are calling after me like a long lost friend

It’s not about losing faith
It’s not about trust
It’s all about comfortable
When you move so much
The place I was wasn’t perfect
But I had found a way to live
It wasn’t milk or honey
But then neither is this
CHORUS: I’ve been painting pictures of Egypt
Leaving out what it lacked
The future seems so hard
And I want to go back
But the places that used to fit me
Cannot hold the things I"ve learned
And those roads closed off to me
While my back was turned
The past is so tangible I know it by heart
Familiar things are never easy to discard I was dying for some freedom
But now I hesitate to go
Caught between the promise
And the things I know
BRIDGE: If it comes too quick I may not recognize it Is that the reason behind all this time and sand? If it comes too quick I may not appreciate it Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I LOVE Sara Groves. What a songwriter!