tears.


It feels good to cry. I have been listening to the new Jars of Clay cd a lot recently. They are one of my favorite bands and their new CD is great. I have had my favorites on the album and one of those was Boys (Lesson One). Now, when I listen to an album, it takes me a long while to pay attention to the lyrics. I am so focused on the musicality that I normally miss a lot of the lyrics until I have listened many times. I finally paid attention to the lyrics to this one and burst out in tears. Now, I know that this has a lot to do with parents and children, but I felt like the boy who is being talked to by his Eternal Father. It really hit me, in a good way.
Lesson one, do not hide.
Lesson two, there are right ways to fight
and if you have questions we can talk through the night

So you know who you are and you know what you want
I’ve been where you’re going, and it’s not that far
it’s too far to walk, but you don’t have to run
you get there in time

Lesson three, you’re not alone
But since I saw you start breathing on your own
You can leave, you can run
But this will still be your home

So you know who you are and you know what you want
I’ve been where you’re going, and it’s not that far
It’s too far to walk, but you don’t have to run
You get there in time, get there in time

In time, to wonder where the days have gone
In time, to be old enough to wish that you were young
When good things are unraveling, bad things come undone
If you ever love or loose your innocence

There will be liars and thieves who take from you
Not to undermine the consequence, but you are not what you
And when you need it most I have a 100 reasons why I love you

So you know who you are and you know what you want
I’ve been where you’re going, and it’s not that far
It’s too far to walk, but you don’t have to run
You get there in time

So you know who you are and you know what you want
I’ve been where you’re going, and it’s not that far
It’s too far to walk, but you don’t have to run
You get there in time, you get there in time

If you ever love or loose your innocence,
just remember….
Lesson one….

Lesson one indeed…

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One thought on “tears.

  1. Good lyrics. Sometimes we do ‘Silence’ in worship. We worked out an arrangement that is lovely. Agreed on the brilliance of JoC.

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