What We’re Dancing To: Brooke Fraser – Flags

“Music is what feelings sound like”  – Unknown Author

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a piano and a a single voice.

The piano itself stirs my heart and moves me to tears. And then her words cause me to stop everything and see that this is an important moment…a moment where being moved by God’s blessing of music is more important that putting away the dishes.  I scoop up Big brother and hold him, swaying back and forth with tears in my eyes and we listen. Oh the precious gifts we are given. The gifts of LIFE, of each other, of words that communicate the things deep within our heart, and the gift of music…the sounds that describe what our words cannot.

Take a moment to truly LISTEN…perhaps put on headphones if you can, or turn it up loud in your living room, kitchen, where ever. Allow yourself to be present in the song. Allow yourself to be moved.

Flags (Acoustic version) – Brooke Fraser

Come, tell me your trouble
I’m not your answer but I’m a listening ear
Reality has left you reeling
All facts and no feeling
No faith and all fear

I don’t know why a good man will fall
While a wicked one stands
And our lives blow about
Like flags on the land

Who’s at fault is not important
Good intentions lie dormant and we’re all to blame
While apathy acts like an ally
My enemy and I are one and the same

I don’t know why the innocents fall
While the monsters still stand
And our lives blow about
Like flags on the land

I don’t know why our words are so proud
Yet their promise so thin
And our lives blow about
Like flags in the wind

Oh oh oh oh

You who mourn will be comforted
You who hunger will hunger no more
Oh, the last shall be first
Of this I am sure

You who weep now will laugh again
Oh, you lonely be lonely no more
Yes the last will be first, of this I’m sure

I don’t know why the innocents fall
While the monsters stand
I don’t know why the little ones thirst
But I know the last shall be first
I know the last shall be first
I know the last shall be first

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