EgypToz: Take my hand

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Take my hand

I don’t know why this particular song strengthens my other weak part of me , the part that always wants to rip me out of this religion , the part that is whispering and telling me "wake up dude" , don't go with the stream, you don't have to be like the others , they are all hypnotized , you have to be yourself

My faith can slip from my soul like sweat

I know that for sure

but to remember the reason of being alive

may help me not to surrender to these devilish thoughts that come to my mind from time to time

the dilemma of being faithful to your believes and at the same time not feeling any real signs or wonders that can prove to you that you are on the right path can easily bring me to insanity

I am sorry but I find it hard with all the awful things that are happening on this planet

The song begins in a creeping manner with the volume being slowly increased and a low harsh voice giving me an order

Take my hand

You know I'll be there

If you can

I'll cross the sky for your love

For I have promised

Oh, to be with you tonight

And for the time that will come

This sounds really serious, who is this, who is talking to me, who wants to help me and to give him my hand

And then enters the violin part that comes running towards me aiming to slice me in pieces, or that's what I thought at first, but it strangely filtered my heart from all the rust and guilt that controlled me all these years in a dangerous fashion

Oh, and then comes the voice again , but this time in a much higher level, and with a "clenched jaw Mmmm " that emphasizes the call for me to give him my hand

Take my hand

You know I'll be there
If you can

I'll cross the sky for your love

I don’t want you to kill each other, to hate each other, to drown in your sins

And I understand

These winds and tides

This change of times

Won't drag you away

Is this a plea? Is this my savior?

Hold on, and hold on tightly

Hold on, and don't let go

Of my love

The storms will pass (the storm will pass)

It won't be long now (it won't be long now)

His love will last

His love will last...forever

and then comes the beautiful guitar playing, telling me not to worry, and not to fear , giving me a hug to cry, to get rid of all my anger and frustration

Take my hand

You know I'll be there

If you can

I'll cross the sky for your love

Give you what I hold dear

Now I am sure it is an urgent request

And I have to follow

The tone is serious and the atmosphere is spiritual

Hold on, hold on tightly

Hold on, hold on tightly

Rise up, rise up

With wings like eagles

You run

I can hear the sound of thunder

you run

and another thunder that shakes my body

You run and not grow weary

There is a reference here to Isaiah 40: 29-31, which says:

He gives strength to the weary and to him who lacks might
He increases power
Even youths grow weary and tired and vigorous young men stumble badly,
But those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength;
They will rise up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint

I can feel it now , the angels are coming to me, they are singing to me, what an incredible situation

(take my hand, take my hand)

Hold on, and hold on tightly

Hold on, hold on tightly

To this love...last forever

To this love...last forever

Take my hand

Take my hand...

and then comes the final violin part that filled my eyes with tears , this feeling of guilt wants now to come out, from each cell of my body , I am begging for forgiveness , I need your hand , I need your love

When I hear this song, I light 3 candles , sleep on my back , close my eyes and I look to a pitch-black infinite hole in my mind

This much underrated song by U2 (1983) was never performed live, and the title "Drowning Man" is not mentioned in the lyrics, but is mentioned in the song "Peace on Earth", it says:

"Jesus can you take the time
To throw a DROWNING MAN a line
Peace on earth"

Drowning man paints a picture of me struggling with the strife of the world, and I couldn't imagine the song without comparing it with the Celtic mood of "Angels in americA"

I need to feel the TOUCH of this hand.

I love you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He is so faithful.