11
Jun
07

The Blues

Of late this has been a song that I have enjoyed listening to. It seems sad, and somehow hopeful at the same time.

“It’ll be a day like this one
When the sky falls down and the hungry and poor and deserted are found”

“The Blues”

Is this the New Year or just another night?
Is this the new fear or just another fright?
Is this the new tear or just another desperation?

Is this the finger or just another fist?
Is this the kingdom or just a hit n’ miss?
A misdirection, most in all this desperation

Is this what they call freedom?
Is this what you call pain?
Is this what they call discontented fame?

It’ll be a day like this one
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

I’m singing this one like a broken piece of glass
From broken arms an’ broken noses in the back
Is this the New Year or just another desperation?

You’re pushing till you’re shoving
You bend until you break
Till you stand on the broken fields where our fathers lay

It’ll be a day like this one
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

There’s nothing here worth saving,
Is no one here at all?
Is there any net left that could break our fall?

It’ll be a day like this one
When the sky falls down and the hungry and poor and deserted are found
Are you discontented? Have you been pushing hard?
Have you been throwing down this broken house of cards?

It’ll be a day like this one
When the world caves in
When the world caves in
When the world caves in

Is there nothing left now?
Nothing left to sing
Are there any left who hasn’t kiss the enemy?
Is this the New Year or just another desperation?

Does justice never find you? Do the wicked never lose?
Is there any honest song to sing besides these blues?

And nothing is okay
Till the world caves in
Till the world caves in
Till the world caves in
Till the world caves in
Till the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in
Until the world caves in

by Switchfoot.

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1 Response to “The Blues”


  1. 1 Casey
    June 11, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    When I first heard this song, I was struck by one of the last lines: “And nothing is okay til the world caves in.” There’s so much there. For me, it rang so true. Until my world caved in, my life really wasn’t ok – only on the exterior (which doesn’t count for much.) Sometimes it takes the caving in to bring us to reality. And reality is usually so hard, but a part of reality is the truth that we are loved and accepted unconditionally by God because of Jesus and that’s Good News. I don’t know if that’s what Jon had in mind when he wrote this song. 🙂


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