Tuesday, November 15, 2005

interpreting calvary

now that i have a car with a cd player i dug up all my old cds to play when the radio isn't giving me anything good.

i've learned 2 things from this experience

1. i need some new music
2. i have fallen in love with one particular song that i never payed much attention to in the past

here it is:
Indigo Girls - Strange Fire
i come to you with strange fire
i make an offering of love
the incense of my soil is burned
by the fire in my blood
i come with a softer answer
to the questions that lie in your path
i want to harbor you from the anger
find a refuge from the wrath
this is a message
a message of love
love that moves from the inside out
love that never grows tired
i come to you with strange fire
fire
mercenaries of the shrine
now who are you to speak for god
with haughty eyes and lying tongues
and hands that shed innocent blood
now who delivered you the power
to interpret calvary
you gamble away our freedom
to gain your own authority
find another state of mind
you know it's time we all learned
to grab hold
strange fire burns
with the motion of love
fire
fire
when you learn to love yourself
you will dissolve all the stones that are cast
now you will learn to burn the icing sky
to melt the waxen mask
i said to have the gift of true release
this is a peace that will take you higher
oh i come to you with my offering
i bring you strange fire
this is a message
a message of love
love that moves from the inside out
love that never grows tired
i come to you with strange fire
fire
fire
I come to you with strange fire

2 comments:

Qivan said...

Love the lyrics, and the biblical references, I seem to remember something about 'haughty eyes.' I had one of their early albums a long time ago, that somehow I've misplaced.

Natty said...

Indigo Girls: my FAV!!!! :-) Glad to hear someone else is still enjoying "my girls!" I, too, have rediscovered my CDs because of a "new-to-me" car purchase!

"and vivian followed."

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