• one more song

    by  • October 21, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Years ago, I wrote a lyric for a Communion song called “Here’s to the Day” and the last verse says

    gather in close cling to each other
    sing to the night you don’t sing alone

    This has been a day when I have been reminded, again, that life and faith are both team sports. We are not alone; we are all in this together, whatever the day brings. And so, as this day closes, I offer another familiar hymn, if you will, which holds as good a definition of love as I can find:

    if you break down, I’ll drive out and find you

    Patty Griffin wrote “When It Don’t Come Easy,” Justin McRoberts covers it (well) in the video below, and I offer it tonight as both an affirmation of what I learned again today and a word of thanks for all those who keep driving out for me.

    Red lights are flashing on the highway
    I wonder if we’re gonna ever get home
    I wonder if we’re gonna ever get home tonight
    Everywhere the waters getting rough
    Your best intentions may not be enough
    I wonder if we’re gonna ever get home tonight

    But if you break down
    I’ll drive out and find you
    If you forget my love
    I’ll try to remind you
    And stay by you when it don’t come easy

    I don’t know nothing except change will come
    Year after year what we do is undone
    Time keeps moving from a crawl to a run
    I wonder if we’re gonna ever get home

    You’re out there walking down a highway
    And all of the signs got blown away
    Sometimes you wonder if you’re walking in the wrong direction

    But if you break down
    I’ll drive out and find you
    If you forget my love
    I’ll try to remind you
    And stay by you when it don’t come easy

    So many things that I had before
    That don’t matter to me now
    Tonight I cry for the love that I’ve lost
    And the love I’ve never found
    When the last bird falls
    And the last siren sounds
    Someone will say what’s been said before
    Some love we were looking for

    But if you break down
    I’ll drive out and find you
    If you forget my love
    I’ll try to remind you
    And stay by you when it don’t come easy


    Peace,

    Milton

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    One Response to one more song

    1. October 24, 2009 at 4:36 am

      Oh Milton this is so “goosebumpy” and REAL! Thank you so much for posting it

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