TO THE MARROW OF MY SOUL
Lyric For The Day 1.7.12 from The First Of July by Foy Vance

WHISKEYTOWN RYAN SINGS SOMETHING ABOUT

This comes across as a clumsy lyric in places but was an important catharsis for me at the time; not sure whether Adams' lyrical style influenced that or not! It was written when I discovered Whiskeytown's record Stranger's Almanac in the late 90s. For me this is still Ryan Adams greatest work. It shows you how a record without any particular spiritual intention can become a companion as we journey in faith. These are some of the issues I was dealing with at the time. My God was becoming bigger, my knowledge smaller; The Gospel was becoming wider, my impact less; my Calvinistic vision was becoming taller, the impact of my life becoming shorter. The faith community that birthed and nurtured me was not understanding. There might be some anger in these lines for which I apologise. There is a lot of hurt in there too. Ultimately there is a need to not get stuck but keep moving on, stumbling and tumbling with humility, honesty and authenticity after Jesus.

Strangers Almanac
 

WHISKEYTOWN RYAN SINGS SOMETHING ABOUT

Whiskeytown Ryan sings something about

Hanging with those who are like you used to be

When we sit here over coffee

That’s how I think of you and me

And I wonder where we moved apart

I think the problem is you stayed the same

And surely if we don’t keep travelling on

We’re dead, disobedient or a healthy dose of lame

Shallow men can talk a lot

Silence is deep and needs no words

I can hear a million voices

From lives that just never get heard.

 

Whiskeytown Ryan sings something about

Once having it all and now just having some

And I’m thinking that ain’t no backward step

But a sign of how far you’ve come

Springsteen spoke of a twisted blessing

The less you know the more you think you do

So when you know you no longer have the knowledge

You’re getting wise to what is true

Shallow men can talk a lot

Silence is deep and needs no words

I can hear a million voices

From lives that just never get heard.

 

Whiskeytown Ryan sings something about

Saying it lots but only meaning it sometimes

Leaves me wondering when he got to read

The hypocrisy in this Irish boy’s rhymes

Every tomorrow must be New Year’s Day

When our yesterdays are 31st of December

Every morning brings a brand new birth

In the grace of a God who won’t even remember

Shallow men can talk a lot

Silence is deep and needs no words

I can hear a million voices

From lives that just never get heard.

Comments

Seeker

'From lives that never get heard', It makes me cry, that line. How many people think that their lives just never, ever get heard?........

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