Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Stars looking at a planet, watching entropy and pain
And maybe start to wonder
How the chaos in our lives could pass as sane
I've been thinking about the meaning of resistance
Of a hope beyond my own
And suddenly the infinite and penitent begin to look like home


First of all, what can you say about a rock group that can get words like "entropy" and "penitent" in the same verse? Wow! :P

The chorus talks about everyone being so lonely, but when the author looks at the stars he sees "someone else". I suppose that this could be any 'higher power' out there, but anyone from a Christian viewpoint can see that what is out there speaks of a true Creator. Really anyone should be able to do that. This context helps us understand the 2nd stanza here.

How often do we resist what is the best for us? I have a toddler, and he can be quite stubborn - even when I'm trying to do something for him. But if he has it in his head that things aren't going just right, then watch out! Looking beyond ourselves so often lifts us up out of the rubble we muck around in and helps us to get up and walk with a little dignity.

I get excited just thinking about these lyrics. How many times have we heard the same message, but this comes across so fresh! If only I could write with such tightness and imagery.


That is the process though. We keep on keepin' on, looking at the stars.

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