Mumford and Sons…Roll Away Your Stone

Music does not always “speak” to me.  (Hence super old play lists in my studio.)  But recently while cleaning my gym I listened to this song for the first time.  I had heard it over 100 times…but had never really listened.  There I stood with my vacuum in hand, with chills, and tears falling down my face as I heard my story being articulated by this cool trendy band.  I shared it again today with a client, and again was struck by the subtle, yet powerful truth it proclaimed.  She said, “it is like an anthem”.  And it is:  MY ANTHEM.  I pray it might be yours as well.  

Roll away your stone, I’ll roll away mine
Together we can see what we will find
Don’t leave me alone at this time,
For I am afraid of what I will discover inside

You told me that I would find a hole,
Within the fragile substance of my soul
And I have filled this void with things unreal,
And all the while my character it steals

Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think?
And yet it dominates the things I seek

It seems that all my bridges have been burned,
But, you say that’s exactly how this GRACE thing works
It’s not the long walk home 
that will change this heart,
But the welcome I receive with the restart

Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think?
And yet it dominates the things I seek
Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think?
And yet it dominates the things I seek
Darkness is a harsh term don’t you think?
And yet it dominates the things I seek

Stars hide your fires,
And these here are my desires
And I will give them up to you this time around
And so, I’ll be found 
with my stake stuck in this ground
Marking its territory of this newly impassioned soul
hide your fires,
these are my desires
And I will give them up to you this time around
ADD:And so, I’ll be found 
with my stake stuck in this ground
Marking its territory of this newly impassioned soul

But you, you’ve gone too far this time
You have neither reason nor rhyme
With which to take this soul that is so rightfully mine

If given the opportunity, I would strongly urge you to not just read the lyrics, but listen to this song.  It speaks to deep places of our souls.  

May you be a blessing and may you be blessed! 

JC

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