“Keep Our Eyes Wide Open”

Yesterday, I got a copy of Jars of Clay’s album, The Shelter, and ever since it hit my CD changer, I’ve continued to play it nonstop. I’ve probably listened to it 5 times through already. Helps that I have a long commute. 😉

Anyway, there’s one song in particular that struck me from the first time I heard it. Just thought I’d share it here and christen the blog for 2011 in the same stroke. =)

Eyes Wide Open
Jars of Clay (feat. Mac Powell, Derek Webb, Burlap To Cashmere)

Talk to me, ‘cause I’ve been talking to myself
Help me get these thoughts out of my own head
I don’t believe, most days I don’t believe
Mercy is true, it’s hard to live with the things I do

So God, bruise the heels we’ve dug in the ground
That we might move closer to love
Pull out the roots we’ve dug in so deep
Finish what you started
Help us to believe

Keep our eyes wide open
Love is kind and love is daring, everything we need to keep our eyes
Keep our eyes wide open
Love is kind and love is daring, everything we need to keep our eyes

We can’t go on, it seems this conversation’s done
It’s so hard to win these fights and love you at the same time
So take my hand till grace makes her way to bend
Till the things I’ve set to ruin only lead to my own end

Draw us in, send us out
Draw us in, send us out
Draw us in, pour us out
Help us to believe

http://www.jarsofclay.com/shelterlyrics/#eyeswideopen

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