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Month: June 2017

WHOA

WHOA

ITS JUNE! If any of you reading this know where the time went please let me know. Seriously i cant believe  how fast time has gone by.

i really have no good post topics for this week….. Lately i have been really getting lost in music and lyrics, so i’ll share some of my favorites with you.

  1. As Cities Burn: Our World Is Grey.

I’m sure if you wanted to stop love,
You could just untie your end and let it go.
But, my God, you don’t.
Yeah, I think I love you for it.

You’re still sending cells to their rightful places,
When forming more likely to escape.
Such a narrow way of life.
What’s it look like from your side?
From here I can’t see why it’s worth
One more coming out cursed?

Say it, say it!
Say what this is all for!
Say it’s redemption.

‘Cause our world is grey, world is grey.
We’re just swaying from side to side.
Our world is grey, world is grey.
We are thieves and saints alike.
But you don’t let go, don’t let go.
We keep swaying and swaying.
And you don’t let go, don’t.
Yeah, I think I love you for it.

He’s shooting god up in his arm through a needle.
And she’s putting cuts on her legs to bleed out the devil.
“Surely you will not die, eat and be like God.”
What have we done?

Say it, say it!
Say that this is all for redemption.

‘Cause our world is grey, world is grey.
We’re just swaying from side to side.
Our world is grey, world is grey.
We are thieves and saints alike.
But you don’t let go, don’t let go.
We keep swaying from side to side.
We all just sway, we all just sway.
But you don’t let go, you don’t.
You don’t.

2. August Burns Red: Provision

You give us dreams to wake us up
You say, “Take pride in the provision”
When all we see is the face of defeat
You say, “Take pride in the provision”

My future’s finally found me, figured me out
It’s painful. It’s tough. I never saw it coming
Come as it may, cause life is a lesson
I’d rather learn then end up in a cold covered up dark grave
These are the words of a man, who finally let go
These are the goals of a man, who’s laid it all down
Losing it all made me realize I am the victim
The culprit, the casualty, and the cause
Losing it all led me to you, ( to you )
Losing it all led me to you

I’m sick. I need sight. I need help
I need you, and I’m not getting any better

I am the deceiver. I’m not getting any better
I am the thief, the whore, the murderer

It’s times like these, it’s time like these
You forget to remember who you are. The way up is down
Truth is found when life throws you out and kicks you to the curb
I’m just as much the problem as the man behind bars
He did with his business what I do in my heart

You wronged me. You crossed me. I’ll never let it ruin me
Lessons are learned deep down within my heart (in my heart)

The worst men make the best stories come true
The past is a part of me, but not who I am
I realize my identity is not in what I’ve seen
But in what I believe to be true
I know what I need now, I know what I need
All that was lost is not lost
Even the worst of mankind can’t disrupt sovereignty

You’ve given me the nightmare to wake me up
You say, “Take pride in the provision”
You’ve given me more than enough
You say, “Take pride in the provision”

3. La Dispute: I See Everything

Like any morning of my junior year I stumble in the classroom late but this day I see
Faces, I feel an air like a funeral, like a wake, as I sit down
My teacher speaking, somewhat somberly, but still confident and calm
Part eulogy, her speech, and part poem, part celebration song
Her warmth and smile, she passes photocopies out to us of entries from a journal
Kept so long ago. She starts to read and suddenly it’s 1980March 5-The cancer is furious but our son is resilient
We have all the faith we’ll get through this no matter what the end
Treatments are violent but he keeps on smiling
It’s amazing finding joy in the little thingsApril 12-Andrew’s appetites improved and we thank God everyday
But still it’s hard sometimes to see him in that scarecrow frameJuly 9-There’s a suffering when I look in his eyes. He’s been through so much
We’ve all been through so much but what incredible resolve our little boy shows
Only 7, standing face to face with death
He said it’s easy to find people who have suffered worse than him
“Like Jesus, suffered worse than anyone,” he told me last night, “when God abandoned him”

September 20-We’ve been playing in the yard lately and spirits are high
Although his blood counts aren’t

October 14-He feels tired all the time

November 30-At the hospital again. It feels like home when we’re here

December 8-He’s getting worse

January 19-We buried our son today, our youngest child
And while his death was ugly we must not let it scare us from God
Abundant grace has restored him. A brand new body
And set him free from the torture, finally rid of the cancer
Before the moment he left he briefly wrested from death, suddenly opened his eyes said
“I SEE EVERYTHING. I SEE EVERYTHING”

And I will never forget it, the peace and the comfort you displayed through a pain
That I can only imagine. The loss of a child to the torture of cancer. Help me
Because I can only imagine how you recovered
Kept your faith and held the brightness of life inside the smile of a child you had to bury
And I will never forget him or your steadfast faith
No, I will never forget you. Now six or seven years later, I’m devoid of all faith
I am empty of comfort and I am weary of waiting
Though I’ve felt nowhere what you have, I see nothing at all
Though I’ve felt nowhere what he did, my eyes are closed

These songs are really incredible, and they have really made me think. i did link these songs to Youtube, so if you want to hear the way these bands share those words you can. i am so very thankful to God for blessing me with music that i enjoy and that has great meaning and is thought provoking. I love the honesty in these words, and the way that they don’t just share a story, they share a life with you.
Thank you all for reading this. i won’t apologize for not writing a “real post” because i think this is a real post, even though most all the words are not mine they all mean a lot to me and i think its good to share words that we love with people we love.
Thats about all i have for now, once again thanks for reading. Maybe next week i will have something more to say (or next month, depends on when the right words manifest in my mind).