2.25.2006

Great song

This is a song by Sara Groves that I heard again recently, and I have a feeling many of you will identify with it...

I don’t want to leave here
I don’t want to stay
It feels like pinching to me either way
The places I long for the most
Are the places where I’ve been
They are calling after 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
The place I was wasn’t perfect
But I had found a way to live
It wasn’t milk or honey
But then neither is this

I’ve been painting pictures of Egypt
Leaving out what it lacked
The future seems so hard
And I want to go back
But the places that used to fit me
Cannot hold the things I've learned
And those roads 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
I was dying for some freedom
But now I hesitate to go
Caught between the promise
And the things I know

If it comes too quick I may not recognize it
Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?
If it comes too quick I may not appreciate it
Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?

2 comments:

Candice said...

Just what I needed to hear.

Kristin said...

"...The future seems so hard
And I want to go back
But the places that used to fit me
Cannot hold the things I've learned..."

This is my favorite part. It is so where I am today, but regardless of what I am dealing with right now, I know that I am SO much better for what I have learned and how I have grown. I would never want to go back to being comfortable.