06 June 2009

Painting Pictures of Egypt (Sarah Groves)

I don’t want to leave here
I don’t want to stay
It feels like pinching to me either way
The places I long for the most
Are the places where I’ve been
They are calling after me like a long lost friend

It’s not about losing faith
It’s not about trust
It’s all about comfortable
When you move so much
The place I was wasn’t perfect
But I had found a way to live
It wasn’t milk or honey
But then neither is this

I’ve been painting pictures of Egypt
Leaving out what it lacked
The future seems so hard
And I want to go back
But the places that used to fit me
Cannot hold the things I've learned
And those roads closed off to me
While my back was turned

The past is so tangibleI know it by heart
Familiar things are never easy to discard
I was dying for some freedom
But now I hesitate to go
I am caught between the promise
And the things I know

If it comes too quickI may not appreciate it
Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?
If it comes too quick I may not recognize it
Is that the reason behind all this time and sand?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this song! It really spoke to me heart a few months back!

June 6, 2009 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh...MY heart!!

June 6, 2009 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Kay Ann Wilson said...

one of my sara groves favorites...i think of it often.

June 6, 2009 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Minister Grace said...

I love these lyrics...

I don't think I've ever heard the song, but I will be looking it up to listen...

June 7, 2009 at 9:55 AM  

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