I can’t tell you why I love these song lyrics – but I identify with them somehow. I was singing this with a voice student of mine this last week – and I asked her, “What do you think these lyrics mean?” Interesting question, right?
I have found that the best song lyrics have a universal meaning. And even though the writer of these words was taking something from his real life – it usually is a personal story that inspires the best songs. This song is actually about a dream. The lead singer of Train lost his mother to cancer and had a weird dream about missing her. Enjoy it – it’s one of Train’s best songs and after listening to the song and seeing the lyrics – there is another video of Pat explaining about the dream and why he wrote the song. It’s really great!
Who’s your “Drops Of Jupiter” today? Who do you miss?
Image by PinkMoose via Flickr
This blog post is the one that gets looked at more than any of mine – and that’s saying a lot since I have over 500 posts now.
I find that the reason for this is simple: People are lonely. They do a search on google for words like, ‘Lonely’, ‘forgotten’, ‘I feel forgotten’, etc. and my post pops up. It has been curious to see this happen over the last year – from people all over the world who stumble on my blog.
I wish I had all the answers and all the wisdom to provide when posting something like this – but the sad news is that I don’t. But I do know someone who does. His name is Jesus. And when I was going through a sad and dark time – not too long ago – and there didn’t seem to be any answers – or any relief for my sadness – He was there with me all the time. The Bible tells us that He is ‘closer than a brother’ – and that in itself is so comforting to me – because I never had a brother and would have liked having one. He is ‘like a brother’ – patiently sitting by my side until I was ready to open up the deepest and darkest part of my heart to Him. And He will do the same for you – give you some support and validation for your feeling of isolation – whisper to you in the dark times and be an ever-present help in your storm. I know this first hand – because He did for me. And ‘like a brother’ – I am safe and confident in His love and affection for me – no agenda – no games – just pure adoring love – ‘like a brother’.
When you have that kind of love and connection – you are never alone. People may leave you – reject you and walk away – but He never will. And that’s so important to hang on to – sometimes it is the only thing you have. A brother who loves you – will never leave you, hurt you – or abandon you.
I am praying that in your really dark days – you will reach out to this friend – who is ‘closer than a brother’ – and know that He really sees you – He really cares – He won’t abandon you – He will wipe away those tears and give you a purpose and a reason to go on. I am praying that you will not give in to negative self talk – and voices in your head that say, ‘it’s not worth it – no one understands’ – and remember that someone does – and you aren’t alone – He is as close as a whisper of His name.
via Cindy Holman’s Blog