wood song.

One of the campus ministers at SLU introduced me to this song a few weeks ago, just as I was in the midst of my final days of college. It sums up more of how I feel at the moment than I can even explain.
“Wood Song” by Indigo Girls
the thin horizon of a plan is almost clear
my friends and i have had a tough time
bruising our brains hard up against change
all the old dogs and the magician


now i see we’re in the boat in two by twos
only the heart that we have for a tool we could use
and the very close quarters are hard to get used to
love weighs the hull down with its weight


but the wood is tired and the wood is old
and we’ll make it fine if the weather holds
but if the weather holds we’ll have missed the point
that’s where i need to go


no way construction of this tricky plan
was built by other than a greater hand
with a love that passes all our understanding
watching closely over the journey


yeah, but what it takes to cross the great divide
seems more than all the courage i can muster up inside
although we get to have some answers when we reach the other side
the prize is always worth the rocky ride
but the wood is tired and the wood is old
and we’ll make it fine if the weather holds
but if the weather holds we’ll have missed the point
that’s where i need to go


sometimes i ask to sneak a closer look
skip to the final chapter of the book
and then maybe steer us clear from some of the pain it took
to get us where we are this far, yeah


but the question drowns in its futility
and even i have got to laugh at me
no one gets to miss the storm of what will be
just holding on for the ride


the wood is tired and the wood is old
we’ll make it fine if the weather holds
but if the weather holds we’ll have missed the point
that’s where i need to go
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