Wednesday, February 24, 2010


One of my favorite bands is a band from Chicago, Sleeping At Last. I thought that the lyrics to a song on their most recent record are so fantastic. So much so, I thought I'd post it on here. I had the opportunity to meet the guys in SAl back when we did the radio show and was impressed then with just how genuine and down to earth they were. After reading some of their newer lyrics, I'd love to sit down and talk with them for a while today. So many are beginning to see the empty, forms of godliness that rule this nation. I praise God that eyes are being opened and those who desire to worship Him in spirit and in truth are beginning to stand up and exit the wide way. It's time to brush off the dust of traditions and religion, walk outside of the city walls and follow Christ alone.


Religion is a breeding ground
Where the Devil's work is deeply found
With teeth as sharp as cathedral spires
Slowly sinking in.

God knows that I've been naive
But I think it makes Him proud of me
Now it's so hard to separate
My disappointments from His name.

Because shadows stretch behind the truth
Where stained glass offers broken clues
And fear ties knots and pulls them tight
It leaves us paralyzed

But in the end such tired words will rest
The truth will reroute the narrow things they've said
The marionette strings will lower and untie
And out of the ashes, love will be realized

God knows that we've been naive
And a bit nearsighted to say the least
It's broken glass at children's feet
That gets swept aside unexpectedly


Harriet said...

now to go hear it. :)

(there are parts that remind me of a "vision" that Erica had..of her life,as broken pieces glass, being held out, in the hands of Jesus, for her to see that they no longer had power over her.)

Joel Spencer said...

Harriet: There music is fantastic. I've been listening to them for about 7 years or so now. Is interesting how some of that coincides with what Erica saw.