Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Road Trip





I have had roads I dreamed of opened up to me, paved, with flowers bordering the sides.  
I have had roads I hoped to travel blocked with impassable boulders and floods.
I have had roads I never wanted to walk along become the only one available to me.
I have roads I'm unsure of opened up before me, now.
But I have not traveled, nor will I ever travel, alone.

I have loved the following song from the first time I heard it, listening to the radio in my room as a teen.   I loved it even more when I heard it while driving on an actual road for the first time.  (I learned to drive when I was 23, after my daddy died.)   I love it even more now that I look back at roads I've been on as well as to those I still hope to travel.

On the roads we travel both together and apart, Kyrie Eleison.  Lord, have mercy!






The wind blows hard against this mountainside
Across the sea into my soul
It reaches in to where I cannot hide
Setting my feet upon the road
My heart is old it holds my memories
This heart it burns a gem like flame
Somewhere between the soul and soft machine
Is where I find myself again

Kyrie Elison down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Elison through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Elison where I go you will follow
Kyrie Elison on a highway in the light

When I was young I dreamed of growing old
Of what my life would mean to me
Would I have traveled down my chosen road
Or only wish that I could be

Kyrie Elison down the road that I must travel
Kyrie Elison through the darkness of the night
Kyrie Elison where I go you will follow
Kyrie Elison on a highway in the light

4 comments:

katdish said...

Okay, now I need to know what song that was you quoted. Love that Mister Mister song.

Lisa notes... said...

“But I have not traveled, nor will I ever travel, alone.”
Amen to that!

I love the old-school song. Brings back good memories. Never knew what Kyrie eleison meant though (or even what they were saying). Ha. Now I do! Lord, have mercy.

Joyce said...

I have always loved the song too...never knew the meaning of the words though. I started to title my post We never walk alone...that's been where my thoughts have taken me as I wrote my post and read others today.

A Joyful Noise said...

Although the road may be narrow and bumpy at times, and even less traveled, we do have that assurance that we are never alone.
We do not know the roads ahead, but with God, we will make it to our destination.