Father John in the driveway
comes here to bless me
My Father in the morning
will bend to hear me.
Some clear joy is coming on some slowest train,
I am hearing it coming again.

Flowerless in the country,
birdless in the spring,
my man and I are weeping,
we have been weeping.
Some clear joy is coming on some slowest trains.
Do you hear that it's coming again?

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    General CommentWhat - no Innocence Mission fans on here?

    I think it's about anticipation, of waiting, of being in a bad (or good) moment, waiting for an even better moment to come.

    But what a beautiful song - utterly sublime.
    mtmooreon June 29, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI know Karen and Don struggled for a long time with infertility ("birdless"). I know they are faithful Catholics -- I think that this song is about waiting...for ..the clear joy...of heaven, of possible children - maybe they were even pregnant then? "Father John in the driveway comes here to bless me" - is , I think, their priest giving them a blessing either for them and fertility, or becuase she was newly pregnant. Beautiful song, hopeful, peaceful but full of the pain..with meaning.
    jshegon November 08, 2013   Link

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