Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A song for my heart this week.....


i don't want to leave here, i don't want to stay..... it feels like pinching to me, either way. and the places i long for the most are the places where i've been...they are calling out to 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....
and the place i was wasn't perfect, but i had found a way to live
and it wasn't milk or honey...but then, neither is this.

i've been painting pictures of egypt...leaving out what it lacks
the future feels so hard, and i wanna go back....
but the places that used to fit me, cannot hold the things i've learned
and those roads were 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
and i was dying for some freedom...but now i hesitate to go
i am caught between the promise and the things i know

i've been painting pictures of egypt...leaving out what it lacks
the future feels so hard, and i wanna go back.....
but the places that used to fit me, cannot hold the things i've learned
and those roads were closed off to me, while my back was turned
oh...those roads were closed off to me, while my back was turned....

if it comes too quick, i may not appreciate it.... is that the reason behind all this time and sand?
if it comes too quick, i may not recognize it.... is that the reason behind all this time and sand?

- sara groves

you can go here to listen....and there are other beautiful songs by sara here, especially the song 'awakening'

12 comments:

kaliblue said...

I have not heard of this song until now. I love it:-). Thank you for sharing this.

HALFMOM said...

I hadn't heard the song either - it's quite wonderful

and as to breastfeeding - it was sweet, sweet time with my daughter - she learned to nurse quite well with a light blanket gently over her head to keep from offending and that seemed to work pretty well for us. Your point about what is sensual and yet acceptable versus what is natural and not acceptable is well taken - a perverse society we are indeed.

Moi said...

beautiful lyrics...i wud love to hear it being sung..shall chk out the link u gave us .....:)

kirsten said...

beautiful song! sara groves is fantastic!

Anna said...

I am off to check it out...I am sure it is beautiful!

Andrea said...

I love that song!

Mike said...

Nice song. Appreciate you sharing it with us. In fact I listened to several of her songs on the site you referenced. Not bad at all.

Anna said...

Thinking of you friend...

Moi said...

u ve been missing ..:)
Just dropped by to say a big HIIIIIIIIII
and hope all's well with u :)

backpakker said...

Nice song ...

MorningSong said...

This song has pulled me through several tough times! One of my all time favorites! Found you via WW.

Many blessings.

Karen said...

Wow, what an awesome song and lyrics!