Friday, May 11, 2007

This Too Shall Be Made Right

This is something I never do - post lyrics to a song on my blog. I never do this because I feel like when I read other people's blog entries with song lyrics, I just skip the lyrics and sometimes the whole post. Why? I don't know exactly, but for whatever the reason, it just never catches me.
However, coming from that angle, I feel like it is really relevant for me to post lyrics to a song that has been haunting me for days now, a song from a new cd by Derek Webb that Jesse got for his birthday. It seems to me to be painful and beautiful, tragic and hopeful at the same time. Read and see for yourself:

This Too Shall Be Made Right

people love you the most for the things you hate
and hate you for loving the things you can't keep straight
people judge you on a curve
and tell you you're getting what you deserve
this too shall be made right

children cannot learn when children cannot eat
stack them like lumber when children cannot sleep
children dream of wishing wells
whose waters quench all the fires of hell
this too shall be made right
the earth and the sky and the sea are all holding their breath
wars and abuses have nature groaning with death
we say we're just trying to stay alive
but it looks so much more like a way to die
this too shall be made right

there's a time for peace and there is a time for war
a time to forgive and a time to settle the score
a time for babies to lose their lives
a time for hunger and genocide
this too shall be made right

i don't know the suffering of people outside my front door
i join the opproessors of those i choose to ignore
i'm traiding comfort for human life
and that's not just murder it's suicide
this too shall be made right

I don't know what to do with the feelings these lyrics provoke in me. Or maybe I know but am too afraid to act.

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