He Shall, From Time to Time...

Every now and then I like to put my iPod on shuffle and attempt to listen to all of my songs in whatever order they come to me. Editor's Note: This is, of course, difficult considering I have somewhere around 2,500 songs. One of the great things about this is that, sometimes, a song comes on that I haven't heard in a long time. This is great for reminiscing. It's also great because sometimes a familiar song will somehow ring true in a brand new way to me.

This happened to me today as I drove home from Temecula.

I have a friend who, from time to time, likes to post song lyrics on their blog and let the lyrics speak for themselves. I've decided that I'd like to do that with this song that I heard today. The words hit me pretty hard...

Table For Two by Caedmon's Call, written by Derek Webb

Danny and I spent another late night over pancakes,
Talkin' 'bout soccer
And how every man's just the same
We made speculation
On the who's and the when's of our futures
And how everyone's lonely
But still we just couldn't complain

And how we just hate being alone
Could I have missed my only chance
And now I'm just wasting my time
By looking around
But you know I know better
I'm not gonna worry 'bout nothing
Cause if the birds and the flowers survive
Then I'll make it okay
I'm given a chance and a rock
see which one breaks a window
See which one keeps me up all night and into the day

Because I'm so scared of being alone
That I forget what house I live in
But it's not my job to wait by the phone
For her to call

Well this day's been crazy
But everything's happened on schedule
from the rain and the cold
To the drink that I spilled on my shirt
'Cause You knew how You'd save me
before I fell dead in the garden
And You knew this day
long before You made me out of dirt

And You know the plans that You have for me
And You can't plan the end and not plan the means
And so I suppose I just need some peace
Just to get me to sleep.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

mm i love derek webb! good stuff!