Lyrically Live: 4 If You Wanted ...

Todd and I go way back.

In 2003,  i had an 18 inch drop and the knowledge of Christianity became a heart thing.
That same year Todd dropped his first album
This was back in the days when dreams were seperated from reality only by time
and prayers i believed fell like rain drops on fertile ground always resulting in a spring full of flowers
Songs like Grace Like Rain, Isaiah 6 and My Jesus were landmarks marking the fervency of my devotion.

7 years later, battered by reality, it seems like we are still in sync
Wierd, but it doesn't matter what I'm thinking, there is a Todd song that captures my thoughts.

If You Wanted Me
I'll admit I'm glad we're not disciples
Out on a lake paralyzed with fright
'Cause I'm afraid I might have laughed at Peter
Until he stepped into that stormy night

If You wanted me to walk on water

Why'd You make this solid ground seem so right?

I'll admit I'm glad I'm not King David

Ruling over everything I see
'Cause I think I've fallen for more than Bathsheba
Your creation's a temptation for me

If You wanted me to love You only

Why'd you make the moonlight sparkle in her eyes?

I'll admit I'm glad I'm not John the Baptist

In a jail cell waiting for my day to die
'Cause at least down here I know what we're chasing
And it's hard to trust Your dreams are so much better than mine

If You wanted me to die to myself

Why'd You make me fall so deeply in love with life?

If You wanted me to surrender

Why'd You make these hands able to hold on so tight?

If You wanted me to be like You

Why'd You make me like me?



Jaycee said...

I'd admit I'd also have laughed at Peter.

We're always going to need a re-birth. He makes everything brand new each morning we wake up, that's my take on life and our imperfections. The solid ground seems right, but walking on water is way cooler :)

Tisha said...

Do you think peter walking on water is like when we choose to believe God even when the things on the outside don't support.

I may not have laughed at peter but i may have screamed "don't go".

Or maybe sneeringly say "do you think it's actually going to work and the water won't give way under your foot?"

I was going to say why i like you, its because you are deep and because you always come up with deep thoughts that make me think?

Reverence said...

I love it!!!!
i love songs that you listen to and go exactly!!!

and this is one of those..

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Kafo said...

@ Reverence: :) yeah this is one of those songs

@ Tisha: hmmm i like that about support, i think i have to think and right about SUPPORT more

mii too oooo I would have given him at least 20 reasons why walking on water would be hazardous to his eternal life

@ Jaycee: totally cooler dude