With Words

Ami Andersen

Record Details

Released:
2019
Genre:
Singer/Songwriter, Christian

Record Tracklist

  1. With Words -:-- / 3:51

With Words

One night I had a dream

of all the questions I’d ask,

of all the ways to glimpse behind your mask

But with the morning sun

and dizzy day they fled

Still I am asking, do you have regrets?

 

There’s a lot of space between us,

mountains and valleys and sky

When I was a child I thought I’d fly

 

Now I’m still trying to find a way

to build a bridge with words

 

Words are such funny things,

they flood us and leave us dry

Yet once in a while they heal us and bring us life

Like honey of golden sun,

like sudden snow on your face

Like flint striking flint, can you see the grace?

 

There’s a lot of space between us,

memories and failings and tries

When I was a child I thought I’d fly

 

Now I’m still trying to find a way

to build a bridge with words

Now I’m still trying to find a way

to build a bridge with words

 

Song notes:

“Gracious words are like honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Prov. 16:24

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver… Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him.” Prov. 25:11, 13

Sometimes I am quite literal, and in the case of this song, I literally had a dream one night where I thought of all the perfect ways to say and ask what I would want to say and ask a particular person that was on my heart. Of course when I woke up I couldn’t remember any of those perfect things. Particularly nowadays I feel like there is so much communication, online especially, and yet it mostly just feels overwhelming, not healing. Proverbs is full of this contrast (there are plenty of suggestions to do things like close your mouth and then at least no one will know you are a fool) but still gives us beautiful pictures of the value of good words, fitly and graciously spoken. In the middle of so many words there is still room and, in fact, need of good words. This is my goal, even as I am unable to remember the perfect things I dreamed of.

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