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Old 11-10-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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It's a Beautiful Day

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room
No space to rent in this town

You're out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you're not moving anywhere

You thought you'd found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace

It's a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

You're on the road
But you've got no destination
You're in the mud
In the maze of her imagination

You love this town
Even if that doesn't ring true
You've been all over
And it's been all over you

It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Teach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colors came out

It was a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
Beautiful day

Touch me
Take me to that other place
Reach me
I know I'm not a hopeless case

What you don't have you don't need it now
What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
Don't need it now
Was a beautiful day

You know, just look at it! Those lyrics! Bono knows something, Someone, that maybe only a few of us know in this fashion, in this way. And, oh my God, is it turning out to be a beautiful day! Pay attention to the very last paragraph of words: "What you don't have you don't need it now, What you don't know you can feel somehow!" God, I could squeal in delight! Because I KNOW these feelings!

This morning - I am staying at a friend's house right now - I was talking to the son of this friend who has such issues with self-acceptance that he beats himself up, and will not forgive himself or let himself go for his shortcomings. The words fell like honey from my tongue :

Tequila and Orange
Jamaica and rum
At the Moreilla
Honey on my tongue

You see? (Summer Rain...Spirit Rain!) That's what Bono knows, that's what I've discovered! That is what my friend needs! That's what we all need! To know that no matter what we do, where we've gone, there's grace for the ones who know...who go Dancing Barefoot, who Trip Through Your Wire (uh, His wire? ) who knows the Truth that can set men free...and women, too! You can have tequila, rum, go anywhere, do anything, and the honey still drips from your tongue.

So after trying to speak to my friend's son's hurts, and he left to start his day, I felt inclined to settle down and pray because I needed a new assignment from my agency so I can make some cash and get out on my own. I had this impression in my mind, hearing Bono's beautiful voice singing "It's a beautiful day!" and just as the words spelled from my mouth, "Lord, you know I need a new job so I can get out of here..."; guess what happened?? My cellphone went off...and you know what my ringtone is right?

New assignment! I start tomorrow morning at 7am! No shortfalls! No cashlessness! God is good, and It's A Beautiful Day!!

Don't stop believing, gang! It's all in the magic! It's all in the Spirit! It's all in the creative Spirit that fosters the songs that U2 sings! It's all in "SURRENDER!!" (shades of "Bad" here! Why do you think Bono went around in the days of his youth with that white flag?)

Trip through some wires today, gang!

You, I'm waiting for you
You, you set my desire
I trip through your wires

I was broken, bent out of shape
I was naked in the clothes you made
Lips were dry, throat like rust
You gave me shelter from the heat and the dust
No more water in the well
No more water, water

You'll find water from another source, I guarantee it! Everything Bono writes about is experiential. He has a well to draw from; some said he wasn't a Christian, associated U2 with the devil. Well, angel or devil, I know the Spirit Bono consorts with and it sure isn't the devil, but people like to accuse him of that.

It's a beautiful day, guys! Don't let it get away!


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Old 11-10-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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Congratulations, enjoy, enjoy this day, I hope you enjoy every day. I've liked your post so much. Joy, something we always need and you put it into words so well. Thank you.

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Old 11-11-2008, 03:03 AM   #3
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Lovely post Freefall! And GOD does supply our every need. Hallelujah!
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for that inspiring post!
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