Friday, June 5, 2009

The Glory and the Fall - Leesha Harvey

I got a request for some music, so here you go.  (This is for you, Dan!)  This is one of my more "overtly spiritual" songs, although I would say all of my songs have an element of faith in them.  I'll include the lyrics below.

The Glory and the Fall

Label me the skeptic
Are you so surprised?
All these years of sight unseen
have left me with some aching eyes

My hands are stained and shaky
From wars within and without
When You came to claim my soul
why did You leave behind the doubt?

Will I ever change at all
as I live this life between the glory and the fall

I could keep on asking
or I could bide my time
live with the uncertainty
and take all of these mysteries blind

Forgive my indiscretion
Please don't turn away
As I give voice to my darkest thoughts
and say the things the others will not say

But do You even hear at all
as I live this life between the glory and the fall

Can you hear the crashing sound
of all the arguments falling to the ground
Is the space just too far for me to ever know 
just what I am and who You are?

Ever broken, ever small
As I live this life between the glory and the fall

Ever broken, ever small
Trying to live this life between the glory and the fall

(c) 2009 Leesha Harvey

4 comments:

Kurt Willems said...

Wow! I really enjoyed the song. I love the tension between knowing God and the doubts that come with it. Deep lyrics, great voice! You are truly gifted...

E. A. Harvey said...

Thanks Kurt!

Dan Martin said...

Thanks, Leesha! I enjoyed hearing it! Stylistically reminds me a bit of Alanis Morissette. . .I hope that's a compliment to you! I did get a kick out of what you did harmonically in the refrain--I didn't see that coming ;{)

I also like "the crashing sound/of all the arguments falling to the ground." Frankly, I'd like to hear that crashing sound a bit more often!

I certainly know and experience many of the same emotions you've expressed here. I think the greatest hope, actually, is in the community of believers struggling through this stuff together. I trust you have some to struggle with yourself. . .

Peace!

Dan

E. A. Harvey said...

Thanks Dan! Indeed I do have a community of believers that are struggling alongside me, for which I'm very thankful. Although, they probably get tired of my constant questioning, angst, and theological dilemmas. They put up with me, thankfully. :-)