"It's a really old city
Stuck between the dead and the living
So I thought to myself,
Sitting on a graveyard shelf."
That was about when I stopped listening the first time.
The song is full of thoughtful and poetically worded gems like this:
"So how do you do it,
With just words and just music,
Capture the feeling that my earth is somebody's ceiling."
Wow. The 21st century is likely the first time in recorded history when the living outnumbered the dead. But not by much. It puts a bit of perspective on life. All of our tidy little world, with its electricity, computers, airplanes, and marvels, is just one scene in the play of the world.
As Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts..."
Life is temporary.
This truth has hit me hard, lately. I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and have watched as the world around me has been devastated by amounts of water that I am used to only seeing in oceans and rivers.
This street is about five minutes from my house.
As Sara says, the future isn't all bleak. Our time on this earth is limited. It could end at literally any moment. But it isn't meaningless.
"...remember that life is
Not meant to be wasted
We can always be chasing the sun!"
The sun is incredible, and every night sky is painted by it with a skill that surpasses the finest artist's.
But we aren't made to obsess over creation. It's a sideshow, an art gallery, pointing to the original Artist.
Don't chase the sun.
Always be chasing the Son.