May 13th, 2005

Depth of Soul

Redemption. To me this song by Bruce Spingsteen is a lament for the wrongs we've done and the wounded places in ourselves. If a person can feel this depth of soul, there's a chance they can make amends and try to not hurt others. Those who continue to refuse to feel what they do to others are what M. Scott Peck calls 'evil', in the book People of the Lie.

Sometimes those we love aren't able to feel. No matter how much we want them to. To walk away for our health is a bittersweet pain.

> DEVILS AND DUST
>
> I got my finger on the trigger
> But I don't know who to trust
> When I look into your eyes
> There's just devils and dust
> We're a long, long way from home, Bobbie
> Home's a long, long way from us
> I feel a dirty wind blowing
> Devils and dust
>
> I got God on my side
> I'm just trying to survive
> What if what you do to survive
> Kills the things you love
> Fear's a powerful thing
> It can turn your heart black you can trust
> It'll take your God filled soul
> And fill it with devils and dust
>
> Well I dreamed of you last night
> In a field of blood and stone
> The blood began to dry
> The smell began to rise
> Well I dreamed of you last night
> In a field of mud and bone
> Your blood began to dry
> The smell began to rise
>
> We've got God on our side
> We're just trying to survive
> What if what you do to survive
> Kills the things you love
> Fear's a powerful thing
> It'll turn your heart black you can trust
> It'll take your God filled soul
> Fill it with devils and dust
>
> Now every woman and every man
> They want to take a righteous stand
> Find the love that God wills
> And the faith that He commands
> I've got my finger on the trigger
> And tonight faith just ain't enough
> When I look inside my heart
> There's just devils and dust
>
> Well I've got God on my side
> And I'm just trying to survive
> What if what you do to survive
> Kills the things you love
> Fear's a dangerous thing
> It can turn your heart black you can trust
> It'll take your God filled soul
> Fill it with devils and dust
>
> It'll take your God filled soul
>
> Fill it with devils and dust