long line of leavers

Yesterday, I must have been wearing a bright red target on my back and my post didn’t help matters much. Well, there’s a beautiful conclusion to it all. Caedmon’s Call is a band that I’m personally connected to and this particular song of theirs is pretty significant to me in resolving the “everybody leaves” mentality. I hope you get it and enjoy.

Caedmon’s Call – “Only One”

“I come from a long line of leavers
Out of the garden gate with an
Apple in their hands
I expect and I believe
You’re gonna run out of love
You’re gonna give me the shove
‘Cause that’s the thing that lovers do
Then there’s You

You found me cynical and jaded
You lifted my mask and lightened me up
And when my black eyes have faded
I found they were gouged
Had the coal in my mouth
I’ve never seen the old age new
And then there’s You

You’re the only One
Who knows my secrets
You’re the only One
Still you’re the only One
Who never leaves
And I wake up to this mystery

I betrayed You with a little kiss
I thought You’d find someone better
And You forgave me even for this
Came to the upper room
You dragged me from the tomb
There is none both good and true
Then there’s You.”

Published by kenn

author. developer. illustrator. Renaissance man.

3 thoughts on “long line of leavers”

  1. tiff says:

    It is a great song. I think we all need a reminder at times that God is ever with us and will never leave. I think the struggle comes from, at least for me, that desire for that type of unconditional
    love that we get from God, in human bodily form…something we can see and touch.

  2. crayolacrayons says:

    “I betrayed You with a little kiss”

    One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though … betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope.
    ~ Steven Deitz

    1. kenn says:

      That line is so brutally honest, Nicola. And it’s true. Most of our fear comes from fear of betrayal in some sense. And then we have the potential and action to betray others, which can create some form of self loathing and greater fear.

      Ah, but then there is the forgiveness and moving forward of hope.

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