Song- Where the Stars Don’t Hide

I seem to be blending more of my escapist songwriting with love songs.  I am pretty sure this is a good thing.  Here it is:

 

 

Well I’m tired of trying to look at, the constellations you know

Through all the light pollution, and the industrial glow

It’s like the neon’s are nebulae, and gas lights are galaxies

And the moon don’t shine the way we know it should be

And even in the day time, you know we can’t get far

Cause their sun’s burning out, and Lucifer’s their lodestar

We need to get going, where we can plunge our skin

Where the real heaven’s shine, as we dive right in…

 

I could float here with you, baby all night long

We could let the water drowned out the highway songs

Those lonely steel belts hum and the diesels whine

You know it will wear us out, it’s a matter of time

So grab your bag, honey, grab your coat

Grab anything you need to help you stay afloat

Just leave everything that reminds you of here

We’re going to sing a new song to heal our weary ears….

 

I want to go with you where the stars don’t hide

Where there’s only outside

And the only high rise

Is the hills we look to

To get us through the night…

I want to go with you where the earth and sky meet

Where we run in bare feet

Where we kiss under leaves

That drop the rain they’ve caught

That’s where we come alive…

Where the stars don’t hide

 

I say we go get lost back in the woods

We can help each other remember everything that’s good

About being in love, and falling in love

About love when it’s rough, when the going get’s tough

Cause even out there your life is still with out ease

You can get pecked by the birds, and stung by the bees

But we can escape in the river deep, or climb the mountain high

We’re going to look at view, to revive our blinded eyes…

 

I want to go with you where the stars don’t hide

Where there’s only outside

And the only high rise

Is the hills we look to

To get us through the night…

I want to go with you where the earth and sky meet

Where we run in bare feet

Where we kiss under leaves

That drop the rain they’ve caught

That’s where we come alive…

Where the stars don’t hide

Subversion of the Day- When You Fail, Try Again

 

 

To begin today’s subversion, I think it is important to let you know I tried this little experiment blogging once before at everdaysubversive.blogspot.com, and I failed miserably.  I wanted it to be revolutionary, incendiary, an anonymous cohort of writers, and aggressive.  I wanted my blog to change the Church, and the world.

God said nope.

Instead, it was left to fester and rot after one legitimate post.  And the problems were obvious; too many voices muddle the intent, anonymity can be devoid of integrity, the times were still changing, and aggressive in that sense is not the way of the Cross.  But that doesn’t mean that God couldn’t take the idea, alter it, purify it a little more, and make it something good, or at least better.

Something that actually subverts the powers.

You see, there are spirits that tell us lies all around us.  Whether you believe that is an actual demonic spirit or the zeitgeist (spirit of the times), we all believe it in one way or another.  And those spirits cannot be taken as truth just because they exist.  We must test them for truth.  The truth is that God wants all to follow Him, and wants good for all of those who follow Him; so by proxy, He wants good for all.  Not defeatism.

So today, you can subvert the powers (spirits) by trying something again.  Tell that voice that says you are a failure and should give up that it is not of the Truth, and you seek Truth today.  Get up, and try something again (for the record, the “spirits” didn’t want this getting out- i accidentally deleted all of this a few minutes ago.  I ain’t afraid of no ghosts).  Subvert the powers today.

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit,

but test the spirits to determine if they are from God,

because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

This is how you know the Spirit of God:

Every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.

But every spirit who does not confess Jesus is not from God.

This is the spirit of the antichrist;

you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now.

1 John 4:1-3