Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Maynard sings about his late mother
Here are some lyrics off 10,000 Days that struck me.
The album title refers to the time Maynard's mother spent in a wheelchair before her death.
Wings For Marie (Part 1)
You believed
You believed in moments not conceived
You believed in me
A passionate spirit
Without us in your heart
A light in your eyes that
Ends all lies
Vacant, broken
Fell at the hands of
Those moments that I wouldn’t see
Cause it was you who prayed for me so
What have I done to be a son to an angel
What have I done to be worthy
Daylight dims leaving cold fluorescence
Difficult to see you in this light
Please forgive this selfish question, but
What am I to say to all these ghouls tonight
She never told a lie
Well might of told a lie
But never lived one
Didn’t have a life
Didn’t have a life
But surely saved one
Alright, now it’s time for us to let you go
10,000 Days (Wings Part 2)
We listen to the tales and romanticize,
How we follow the path of the hero
Boast about the day when the rivers overrun,
How we'll rise to the height of our halo.
Listen to the tales as we all rationalize
Our way into the arms of the savior
FAILING(Fading) all the trials and the tribulations,
None of us have actually been there,
Not like you...
The ignorant flippants in the congregation
Gather around spewing sympathy,
Spare me...
None of them can even hold a candle up to you
Blinded by choices,
hypocrites won't see
But enough about the collective Judas
Who could deny you were the one who illuminated
A VITAL piece of the divine
This little light of mine it gives your past unto me,
I'm gonna let it shine,
to guide you safely on your way
Your way home...
Ohh, what are they gonna do when the lights go down
Without you to guide them all to Zion?
What are they gonna do when the rivers overrun
Other than tremble incessantly?
High is the way
but our eyes are upon the ground.
You are the light and the way
They'll only read about
I only pray heaven knows
When to lift you out
10000 days in the fire is long enough.
You're going home...
You're the only one who can hold your head up high,
Shake your fist at the gates saying,
"I have come home now!"
Fetch me the SPIRIT, the SON and the FATHER,
Tell them their pillar of faith has ascended.
"It's time now! My time now!
Give me my
Give me my wings!"...
"Give me my wings"
You are the light, the way, that they will only read about
Set as I am in my ways and my arrogance
Burden of proof tossed upon non-believers.
You were my witness, my eyes, my evidence,
Judith Marie, unconditional one.
Daylight dims leaving cool flourescence.
Difficult to see you in this light.
Please forgive this bold suggestion:
Should you see your maker's face tonight
Look him in the eye
Look him in the eye and tell him
I never lived a lie, never took a life,
But surely saved one
It's time for you to bring me home.


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