Audrey brightens my sick day

I know, I know. This is becoming one of those blogs that is mostly abandoned, and only surfaces with song lyrics or quotations. I suppose I have forgotten that people read this, and instead have been using it to preserve words that mean something to me. Perhaps soon I will again write my own words here, but for now…

Today I bought Audrey Assad’s new CD, “Heart.” Since I was sick in bed all day with a bad cold, I had plenty of time to listen and ponder – and as I expected, I love it. Audrey’s lyrics are full of imagery, depth, and understanding. I listen and listen again…and find something new each time. And her voice is consistently strong and beautiful.

Here’s one set of lyrics from the new CD.

“The Way You Move”

I know that the hardest part of love
Is not the things I have to give
It’s what I give up
I’m giving up ground
And I’m trading in my solitude
For safety now
Oh, and all my pride
It doesn’t stand a chance
Against the way You move
You’re tearing up roots
And breaking down walls
And I don’t stand a chance at all
Against the way You move

You’re like a lion
Standing in my house
And You’re taking off the doors
On your way in
‘Cause I’ve got nothing left
To hide behind
You’re reading all my faith
And all my fear in my eyes

And all my pride
It doesn’t stand a chance
Against the way You move
You’re tearing up roots
And You’re bringing down walls
And I don’t stand a chance at all
Against the way You move

You’re tearing up my roots
And You’re breaking down my walls
And I don’t stand a chance at all
Against the way You move

 

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a poem

Tell all the truth but tell it slant,

Success in circuit lies,

Too bright for our infirm delight

The truth’s superb surprise;


As lightning to the children eased

With explanation kind,

The truth must dazzle gradually

Or every man be blind.

–Emily Dickinson