Thursday, September 17, 2009

my life should’ve been a music video

and me, the star—not for the fame, but for the sublime self-expression.

from the visuals, archetypal symbols that emanate from primal, word-elusive truths, to the poetry of lyrics more resonating than the most profound of prose, to the music that carries and lifts like pythian vapors, inspiring the imagination toward ultimate, eternal meaning.

ever the theology major, I'm in search of redemptive transcendence and nothing like music and it's media approximate the aesthetic religious quest—how ascending crecendos and climaxes imitate (if they don't match) the liberative transcendence sought in religious reflection.

"music is God's gift to man, the only art of heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to heaven." - walter landor

Saturday, September 12, 2009

play it again, Jesus

there’s a feeling that I’ll never get this right
and a feeling that redemption’s not for me
as the Word says, as the teachers say
as I believe

caught up in the thrill and the tang
in the adventure and the mundane
of all the things that damn a man

I remember what it feels like to be strong
and I want to play it again

play it again, Jesus