Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Face the Music Like You Do



the prayer cards show the virgin
and her heart of mighty god
young forever in her perfect haze
she is more than you can see
she is love within the light
she is shining in the endless golden rays

there is jesus in his robe
looking something like tom joad
the sacrifice of dust among the grain
he holds his hand just like a friend
he promises to see you again
you can hear his laughter in the rain

look around and get a clue
face the music like you do
everything that's gained is one day lost
here's a secret i can share:
you cannot cling to what's not there
though you try to buy it at all cost

six carried his dark wooden box
up the side of the muddy hill
set him on the straps upon the bars
the preacher said the words he knew
the rain knew just what it should do
soon enough we headed for our cars

i went to be with family
we sat inside eternity
we talked about the man who had gone
we laughed and cried and sang a bit
the sun was setting in the west
all that we can do is carry on

look around and get a clue
face the music like you do
everything that's gained is one day lost
here's a secret i can share:
you cannot cling to what's not there
though you try to buy it at all cost

the prayer cards show the virgin
and her heart of mighty god
young forever in her perfect haze
she is more than you can see
she is love within the light
she is shining in the endless golden rays

there is jesus in his robe
looking something like tom joad
the sacrifice of dust among the grain
he holds his hand just like a friend
he promises to see you again
you can hear his laughter in the rain

look around and get a clue
face the music like you do
everything that's gained is one day lost
here's a secret i can share:
you cannot cling to what's not there
though you try to buy it at all cost

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1 Comments:

At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadn't checked in for a while. . . glad I did, this is fine stuff.

If you want to see the (new) Warshers garble one of your old ones, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vw4Xa_V16s . . . hope you're well.

--Alan

 

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