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Music Monday - 20080428

Well my beloved got home from Chicago early Saturday morning. It was supposed to be at 6:42PM on Friday, but a chain of events that sitcom writers would have a field day with kept pushing it back. We both climbed into bed at 5:30AM on Saturday morning. On Friday I managed to get a case of heat exhaustion. Probably a minor case, but it wore me out. I did this to myself as it took me four hours to mow my lawn! And I don't have a very big lawn, but with every pass I had to empty the bag of my walk-behind mower. Then I had the bright idea of trying to plant the tree I bought for my beloved - a weeping cherry tree (see the pic above/right of what what such a tree looks like, just not ours yet - LOL). I managed to get the layer of sod off and relocated before I realized the folly of that, took a shower, and collapsed for a brief (15 min) nap before the demands of the house took over again.

Oh, and one last note before I move on to my regularly scheduled Music Monday post. I have a new (second) favorite NFL football team! The Detroit Lions! Why? For drafting Caleb Campbell out of West Point. I know the guys is a 7th rounder, but I am pulling for him. Not for the same reason many might (to "save" him from going to Iraq or Afghanistan), but because he is Army and he is getting an opportunity to play in the NFL.

Ok, on to my regular post. I had a hard time picking out a song for today. It is not really an upbeat melody, and the band tried to play towards a Hard Rock Christian tempo, but seeing how the sins played out I am not sure I would label this a Christian Band, but I believe that is their goal. Since the split up of this group, the core of them went on to form a band called Alter Bridge. I don't know if 'eclectic' is an accurate term, but I really do enjoy a wide range of music. What I listen to has a lot to do with what I am feeling at the time.



Please come now I think I’m falling
I’m holding on to all I think is safe
It seems I found the road to nowhere
And I’m trying to escape
I yelled back when I heard thunder
But I’m down to one last breath
And with it let me say
Let me say

[Chorus]
Hold me now
I’m six feet from the edge and I’m thinking
Maybe six feet
Ain’t so far down

I’m looking down now that it’s over
Reflecting on all of my mistakes
I thought I found the road to somewhere
Somewhere in His grace
I cried out heaven save me
But I’m down to one last breath
And with it let me say
Let me say

[Chorus x2]

I'm so far down

Sad eyes follow me
But I still believe there’s something left for me
So please come stay with me
‘Cause I still believe there’s something left for you and me
For you and me
For you and me

Hold me now
I’m six feet from the edge and I’m thinking

[Chorus x2]

Please come now I think I’m falling
I’m holding on to all I think is safe




There are times when the ache of Heaven is more acute than others. I am not talking about taking a proactive course of action. I am saying that I am grateful that today is one day closer to that day.
Verse for today:
Psalm 37 : 3-7, ESV
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. [2]
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday.

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!

2 comments:

Amy Coffee said...

Go LIONS!!!! (and tigers and wings - lol)

Susan said...

Hey,

Glad your wife is home. Hopefully no one was any worse for the wear when she got back. That tree is simply lovely. It would never live here in hot FL!

I'll have to watch those Lions now.

Blessings,

Susan