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My Favorite Lie

Holy Saturday is the perfect limbo-day to think about both death and resurrection ... the two sides of the Easter coin .  Pursuant to my previous post about the value of Good Friday, my friend Justine asked if I would share the following lyric.  This is a fairly new song that will be featured on my upcoming cd (to be released this fall) -- more to the point, it's my diary!

As always, I'd be thrilled to hear how it hits you.

MY FAVORITE LIE 

Words (and music you can't hear on a blog) by Carolyn Arends

 

I'm a caterpillar who will not cocoon

Feels like  a tomb

I will not die

I am a seed that will not be broken

For the flower to open

No, I will not die

 

I am a pilgrim on a dead end road

Who refuses to go in a new direction

I am a sucker for my favorite lie

That you don't have to die to live the resurrection

Don't want to die to live the resurrection

 

I am creature who prefers my cave

To the light of day

'Cause it's what I know

And I am a sailor who will not leave shore

There could come a storm

The winds could blow

 

I am a pilgrim on a dead end road

Who refuses to go in a new direction

I am a sucker for my favorite lie

That you don't have to die to live the resurrection

Don't want to die to live the resurrection

 

I'm just a girl who is sore afraid

That the life I've made

Is no life at all

Can you find a pulse in this concrete heart

Could the end be a start

After all

 

I am a pilgrim on a dead end road

Who refuses to go in a new direction

I am a sucker for my favorite lie

That you don't have to die to live the resurrection

Don't want to die to live the resurrection

Gonna have to die ...

God help me die to live the resurrection

c runningarendsmusic/ASCAP 

 

Comments

Great Holy Week message Carolyn, what a wonderful paradox.

"He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life." - John 12:25

A blessed Easter to you and your family.

Hm.
Too many people live their lives afraid. I'm one of them.
For me right now something old that I'm holding on to has to die in order for something new to begin. Scary!
Great lyrics, I'm excited to hear that song.
Thanks Carolyn.

This song puts to words somethings I've been feeling and wrestling with today. Thanks for posting it today.
I can't wait to actually hear it!

What a great new lyric from the vaults of Carolyn's Cranium

Thank you! I'd write more, but I fear I'd write too much. So, simply, thank you.
I can hardly wait for the new album.

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