If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it.
But nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight / Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.
When you know even for a moment
That it's your time
Then you can walk with the power
Of a thousand generations
Some people never see the light Till it shines thru bullet holes.
There's roads, and there's roads,
And they call. Can't you hear it?
Roads of the earth
And roads of the spirit
The best roads of all
Are the ones that aren't certain.
One of those is where you'll find me
'Til they drop the big curtain.
Male female slave or free; peaceful or disorderly; maybe you and he will not agree; but you need him to show you new ways to see.
One day you're waiting for the sky to fall, The next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all.
Sometimes the best map will not guide you,
you can't see what's round the bend.
Sometimes the road leads through dark places,
sometimes the darkness is your friend
Water of life is gonna flow again/changed from the blood of heroes and knaves/Word mercy's gonna have a new meaning/ when we are judged by the children of our slaves.
The trouble with normal is it only gets worse.
My models for graceful aging are guys like John Lee Hooker and Mississippi John Hurt, who never stopped working till they dropped, as I fully expect to be doing, and just getting better as musicians and as human beings.
Though chains be of gold, they are chains all the same.
I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.
I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were.
Gotta kick at the darkness til it bleeds daylight.
Since the early '80s, I've found myself in war zones in various parts of the world.
There are some decision-makers in the world whose version of sanity is a little different from what I consider the right one.
I watch the confusion of friends all numb with love moving like stray dogs to the anthem of night long conversations of pulsing rhythms and random voltage voices in spite of themselves graceful as these raindrops creeping spermlike across the car window.
And I'm wondering where the lions are.
Wave the flag, wave the Bible, wave your sex or your business degree, whatever you want, just don't wave that thing at me.
Love the Lord and in him love me too. And in him, go your own way and I'll be right here with you.
In between effect and cause and just beyond the range of normal sight, this glittering joker was dancing in the dragon's jaws.
Lord, spit on our eyes that we may see, how to wake up from this tragedy.
Sun's up, uh huh, looks okay -
the world survives into another day,
and I'm thinking about eternity.
Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me.
Little round planet in a big universe, sometimes it looks blessed, sometimes it looks cursed. Depends what you look at obviously, but even more it depends on the way that you see.
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