Softly remember we
Softly remember the words on the wall
They remind us and
Boldly remember we
Boldly remember how quickly they fall

Then we turned to remember our birth
Our eden
THen we turned to remember our
Worth, freedom

We found the westward way
To the hills of indigo blue
We watched the northern sapphire sky
We found the westward way
To the hills of indigo blue
The stars were burning through the night

Heart of creation
And state of the nation were asking for us
They were asking
For deep restoration and
Some relocation to what we can trust


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    General CommentI can't believe there aren't any comments on this! This is an incredible song in so many ways. Maybe it's just me but it sounds a lot like the new Iron & Wine (of course this predates that).

    The writing on the wall is a reference to Daniel 5; its cryptic message, only readable by the prophet Daniel, foretold the end of Belshazzar's kingdom. My roommate and I were just talking about this recently after reading through the Old Testament. All throughout the Bible we see leaders who are utterly dependent on the men and women of God to be their spiritual advisors, otherwise thier kingdoms would not prevail. But many just want to save their behinds and could care less about knowing the God from whom they get such knowledge. Sadly, we see this even today, and even with leaders who claim to be Christians...

    Anyway, that's what I see this song to be about. The Bible is a bold reminder of what happens when we put our trust anywhere but in God, yet we only "softly" keep it in our memory. We recognize that the fall has made us this way, and that we weren't created to live in fear, but freedom. The nations of the world are crying out from all the suffering; (whether or not we hear it) they are calling for the Christians to rise up and be the catalysts of change we were made to be. But do the people recognize that they have to be on board with God's plan for change to come? Rarely.

    I'm not sure what the hills of indigo blue are, but they bring to mind Abraham and the promise God made regarding his legacy and children as many as the stars. Or they could be a reference to looking for a sign.
    rocknrollgirl47on September 19, 2011   Link

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