Friday, December 28, 2007

The Hammer Holds

By Bebo Norman
A shapeless piece of steel, that's all I claim to be
This hammer pounds to give me form, this flame, it melts my dreams
I glow with fire and fury, as I'm twisted like a vine
My final shape, my final form I'm sure I'm bound to find
So dream a little, dream for me in hopes that I'll remain
And cry a little, cry for me so I can bear the flames
And hurt a little, hurt for me my future is untold
But my dreams are not the issue here, for they, the hammer holds
And the water, it cools me gray, and the hurt's subdued
somehowI have my shape, this sharpened point, what is my purpose now?
And the question still remains, what am I to be?
Perhaps some perfect piece of art displayed for all to see
So dream a little, dream for me in hopes that I'll remain
And cry a little, cry for me so I can bear the flames
And hurt a little, hurt for me my future is untold
But my dreams are not the issue here, for they, the hammer holds
The hammer pounds again, but flames I do not feel
This force that drives me, helplessly, through flesh, and wood reveals
A burn that burns much deeper, it's more than I can stand
The reason for my life was to take the life of a guiltless man
So dream a little, dream for me in hopes that I'll remain
And cry a little, cry for me so I can bear the pain
And hurt a little, hurt for me, my future is so bold
But my dreams are not the issue here, for they, the hammer holds
This task before me may seem unclearBut it, my maker holds
I love this song...love it.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larissa-
This is one of my favorite songs. Celeste typed up the words for me and framed them when it first came out, and I still have it in our house. Thank you for reminding me of the truth it speaks! I pray for you in this new year.
-Amber

12:18 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I don't know that I have heard it, maybe I have and just don't know it. Wonderful lyrics though. Hope your weekend is going well!

5:51 PM  

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