Significant Song Sunday


Time for another Significant Song Sunday, sorry I’ve been lax on keeping this up.

This is one of my favorite ‘message’ songs.
It’s another song by Nichole Nordeman. I did one of her songs back on October 1st.

This one is called Wide Eyed.
Here’s Nichole’s own thoughts on the song:

“Having lived in Hollywood for about a year, I was forced to come face to face with many diverse people everyday.
I was surprised and embarrassed by how sheltered my life had been until then…
Surrounding myself mostly with people who were like-minded, and consequently, safe to know. I really had to come to terms with my quickness to judge, to laugh, to dismiss anyone who threatened my sense of normalcy. And it made me wonder – how would I have reacted to Jesus if I’d met Him in Los Angeles?”

Next to the picture of Nichole is a photo I took while stopped for coffee at a truckstop in Winnemucca, Nevada. Seeing this homeless man, reminded me of her song.

~ Wide Eyed ~
When I met him on a sidewalk
He was preaching to a mailbox
Down on 16th Avenue
And he told me he was Jesus
Sent from Jupiter to free us
With a bottle of tequila and one shoe
He raged about repentance
He finished every sentence
With a promise that the end was close at hand
I didn’t even try to understand

He left me wide eyed in disbelief and disillusion
I was tongue tied, drawn by my conclusions
So I turned and walked away
And laughed at what he had to say
Then casually dismissed him as a fraud
I forgot he was created in the image of my God

When I met her in a bookstore
She was browsing on the first floor
Through a yoga magazine
And she told me in her past life
She was some plantation slave’s wife
She had to figure out what that might mean
She believes the healing powers of her crystals
Can bring balance and new purpose to her life
Sounds nice

She left me wide eyed in disbelief and disillusion
I was tongue tied, drawn by my conclusions
So I turned and walked away
And laughed at what she had to say
Then casually dismissed her as a fraud
I forgot she was created in the image of my God

Not so long ago, a man from Galilee
Fed thousands with His bread and His theology
And the truth He spoke
Quickly became the joke
Of educated, self-inflated Pharisees like me

And they were wide eyed in disbelief and disillusion
They were tongue tied, drawn by their conclusions
Would I have turned and walked away
And laughed at what He had to say
And casually dismissed Him as a fraud
Unaware that I was staring at the image of my God

Read the lyrics a couple of times then listen to the song.

Here’s the link to download the song.
It’s about 6 megs big.

UPDATE: Fixed the typo in the link… Thanks Lori Darlin‘.

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About Retired Geezer

Just another Old Retired Geezer in the Spud State.

Posted on January 15, 2006, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. So, Geezer, I read your comment at Jack’s. You are absolutely right, a Silver Fox can be lovely, but what do you have against brunettes?
    Elzbth

  2. OK..Geezer.

    I have two thoughts, here.

    1) I have the perfect silver fox in mind. She may be the single most beautifully aging woman IN RECORDED HISTORY.

    2) And if you could use your show business contacts and hook a noted blog celebrity up with Miss Nicole, that would be pretty cool. 🙂

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