07 February 2005

....selah....

..i know all of you might not be huge fans of lyrics but here is someone who could explain it all much better then i could ever try to and many of you know this song. for me, it holds dear memories and real truth. how often do we discuss the truths of a situation rather then playing around with "feelings."? not nearly often enough. or perhaps things like this is just "playing around with feelings." who knows.

"Nothing can be done against the truth
No matter how we remain in denial.

Wasting time
Replacing time
With each empty excuse
But that'll only work a little while

Coping with despair
Knowin' you're not there
Ashamed to just admit
I've been a fool.

So I blame it on the sun
Run away from everyone
Hoping to escape this ridicule.

Trapped in misery
Wrapped so miserably
In this deception that I'm wearin' it like a skin

Dying to maintain
Oh I keep trying to explain
A heart that never loved me to begin.

Oh I'm such a mess
I have no choice but to confess
That I've been desperately trying to belong.

Lying to myself
And everybody else
Refusing to admit my right was wrong

And then He came
Selah
Oh and it means
Praise and Meditation
And then He came
Selah
Oh and it means
Did ya think about that?
And then He came
Selah
Oh and it means
Praise and Meditation
And then he came
Selah
Oh and it means
That it deceived

How beautiful is fruit still in denial of its roots?
My guilty heart behaves so foolishly.
This treason from within
That reasons with my sin
Won't be happy til' it sees the death of me.

Selfishly addicted
To a life that I depicted
Conflicted cuz it's not reality
Oh what's left of me
I beg you desperately
Cause me to agree to what I know is best for me.

Please save me from myself
I need You to save me from myself
Please save me from myself so I can heal.

The choices that I make

Oh have been nothing but mistakes
What a wasted use of space
Should I die before I wake?
In all of my religion
I've fortified this prison
Obligated to obey
The demands of bad decision
Please save me from myself
I need You to save me from myself
Please save me from myself so I can heal

And then He came
Selah
Oh and it means
Praise and Meditation
And then He came
Selah
Oh and it means
Did ya think about that?
And He came
Selah
Oh and it means
Meditation
And then He came
Selah
Oh and it means
That it deceived

And then He came
And then He came
Then He came
Then He came
And then He
And then He came"
beautiful. anyone agree?
lauryn hill "selah"

4 comments:

Karen Ruth said...

I love Lauryn Hill...almost as much as I love lyrics. I was thinking about simply posting lyrics on my blog because sometimes, that's the only way to express how you truly feel sometimes, you know? Those are seriously beautiful lyrics....yay for Lauryn Hill!

This Is My Story said...

Oh wow, those words are beautiful and so true...

Cap'n Geech said...

Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by the word 'selah' I mean, they don't exactly know what it means do they?

thekate said...

I love this song. Spiro gave this song to me in the Capernwray laundry room way back when. :-)
"This treason from within
That reasons with my sin
Won't be happy til' it sees the death of me."
And this cycle can't be broken just by US. Selah--and HE came. In me, the 'reasoning treason' tries to contort even THAT. But He did come. He does come. And there IS life outside the cycle. Mel, do you have the Lauryn Hill Unplugged album? It's so refreshing, like it opens a door into a room of honesty that so many people never find.

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