Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Song to Listen to

I may be showing how old I am...but some of you have heard me talk about this song before, and how much I like it. So I decided to throw a link to an MP3 of the song up on the web so you all could download and listen to it. Here's the URL

This is a song that you've got to know the words to fully appreciate, so I'm going to post the lyrics below. The song is by a band called Five Iron Frenzy (which broke up a few years back) that you guys may or may not have ever even heard of, but they wrote a number of songs that really changed the way I looked at my Christian walk when I was in high school. These guys are great.

And now, for your reading pleasure...I present the lyrics to "Dandelions" by FIF.

In a field of yellow flowers,
underneath the sun,
bluest eyes that spark with lightning,
boy with shoes undone.
He is young, so full of hope,
reveling in tiny dreams,
filling up, his arms with flowers,
right for giving any queen.

Running to her beaming bright,
while cradling his prize.
A flickering of yellow light,
within his mother's eyes.
She holds them to her heart,
keeping them where they'll be safe,
clasped within her very marrow,
dandelions in a vase.

She sees love, where anyone else would see weeds.
all hope is found.
Here is everything he needs.

Fathomless your endless mercy,
weight I could not lift.
Where do I fit in this puzzle,
what good are these gifts?
Not a martyr, or a saint,
scarcely can I struggle through.
All that I have ever wanted,
was to give my best to you.

Lord, search my heart,
create in me something clean.
you see flowers in these weeds.

Gently lifting hands to heaven,
softened by the sweetest hush,
a Father sings over his children,
loving them so very much.
More than words could warrant,
deeper than the darkest blue,
more than sacrifice could merit,
Lord, I give my heart to you