Monday, February 1, 2010

Hallelujah Part 2

As I said in my last post, there is another verse (actually parts of 2 different verses) from Hallelujah that made me think as I was listening to it on repeat and feeling sad.  This is the verse:

Well there was time when you let me know
What was really going on below
But now you never show that to me do ya?

It just made me think about how very few people really know us, and how we long to be known. But so often we're so scared to open ourselves up and share what's really going on, likely because we aren't sure how people will react, or when we have we have ended up being hurt by people that we have let in, so we don't open ourselves up if given the chance, even though we really want someone to share everything with. I think the beginning of the next verse describes something we have all experienced.

Maybe there is a God above,
But all I've ever learned from love,
Is how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya.

I think its pretty self-explanatory, but something I see a lot and it sucks. We've all been hurt, so our instincts say that even though we may care about someone to hurt them before they hurt us. It really is sad how messed up our world's view of love is, and how so many people don't really know what true love is, because they don't know who Love is. In order to bring my blog out of these last few depressing posts I thought I would share with you another song that I have been listening to a lot recently. Its a lot more hopeful and shares what true love is.


Anna said...

Anne, I loved your last two posts. Winter is a depressing season! It's also nice to be reminded of the similarities between winter and any sad, or hard "season of life". Thank you for sharing, and reminding me about the truth in our "seasons", that God's Love is the only answer to every longing in our hearts... <3

Keith said...

They used this song during the opening ceremony of the Olympics. And also, I love this song and learned to play it on guitar over the weekend.