Hourglass

“When the Prodigal accepts Life as it is and settles down mentally and emotionally, he sees things differently… He sees this Life as a temporary container in the context of time….and God/Life as a friend rather than a punisher or judge… 

“This song was an afterthought for the album. I don’t know why it struck me to include it…but that seems to be the nature of guidance…it is non-verbal/beyond language…  When we tracked it, it seemed anointed!  We hardly even needed to mix it! I felt very connected to God/Life at the moment of the recording… There was really no planning for this song except a basic outline… No parts worked out… Mistakes were magical… When Courtney put down the backing vocals, it was as if a “Chorus of Angels” opened up…and of course, perfect harmonies just flow out of her anyway…

“This Life is like an hourglass…an environmental constraint which we find ourselves… Constraints are great motivators of creativity as a perceived “limit” or “deadline” fuels us to “get on with it!” A similar thing happens with an artist who has to tell his or her story in a 3-minute song, 2-hour film or a 24×36 inch frame! It is a type of challenge!

“I like to think of God as my friend, benign and sympathetic to my concerns…supportive in all…”     


Gaze through an hourglass as the sand passes by
I find my mind, lost in time as my body slowly dies
I rise in the morning and I focus on the day
Attend to details of Life as my mind slips away
 
And I’m waiting for the day in my Life
When I can see, I hear you
For you are my Friend
 
Raised in an hourglass, the sand is so fine
All the world is perfect, all things in their time
Bookends where I begin and when this Life will end
Only to rest awhile, to journey on again
 
And I’m waiting for that day in my Life
When I can see you, I know you
For you are my Friend
 
Gazed through an hourglass as the sand passes by
In find my mind, beyond all time as my body slowly dies
I rise in the morning and focus on the day
Attend to details of Life as my I drift away (as I am not my thoughts – I am beyond thought)
 
And I’m waiting for the day in my Life
When I can see, I hear you
For you are my Friend
 
Yes I’m waiting for that day in my Life
When I can thank you, I thank you
For you are my Friend…
 
Forever and ever…
Forever and ever…
Forever and ever…