Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pictures of Egypt

This song really speaks to me right now...

Painting Pictures Of Egypt by Sara Groves



I don’t want to leave here
I don’t want to stay
It feels like pinching to me
Either way
And the places I long for the most
Are the places where I’ve been
They are calling out to me
Like a long lost friend

It’s not about losing faith
It’s not about trust
It’s all about comfortable
When you move so much
And the place I was wasn’t perfect
But I had found a way to live
And it wasn’t milk or honey
But then neither is this

I've been painting pictures of Egypt,
Leaving out what it lacks
The future feels so hard,
And I wanna go back!
But the places that used to fit me,
Cannot hold the things I've learned
Those roads were closed off to me
While my back was turned!

The past is so tangible
I know it by heart
Familiar things are never easy
To discard
I was dying for some freedom
But now I hesitate to go
I am caught between the Promise
And the things I know

I've been painting pictures of Egypt,
Leaving out what it lacks
The future feels so hard,
And I wanna go back!
But the places that used to fit me,
Cannot hold the things I've learned
Those roads were closed off to me
While my back was turned!

If it comes too quick
I may not appreciate it
Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?
And if it comes too quick
I may not recognize it
Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?

2 comments:

  • The Dukes Family

    What a great song ... I love her music. Tara and I were just talking about her over the weekend ... she has lyrics that have so much depth.

  • Liz

    Thanks for sharing this video. I don't own any Sara Groves CD's, but I might need to do something about that. This song describes my spiritual journey so well, so I'm identifying in a big way with the words. I want to go back to what's comfortable, but the reality is that I'm where I am now for God's purposes and work in my life.

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