Saturday, October 16, 2010

Six Songs

Six Songs is an art show our church puts on every fall. There are 6 songs picked to choose for subject matter and whoever wants to participate chooses a song to base their piece of art on.

I chose The Killers "All These Things That I've Done"

Here are the Lyrics:

When there's nowhere else to run
Is there room for one more son
One more son
If you can hold on
If you can hold on, hold on
I wanna stand up, I wanna let go
You know, you know - no you don't, you don't
I wanna shine on in the hearts of men
I want a meaning from the back of my broken hand

Another head aches, another heart breaks
I am so much older than I can take
And my affection, well it comes and goes
I need direction to perfection, no no no no

Help me out
Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the blackburner
You know you got to help me out

And when there's nowhere else to run
Is there room for one more son
These changes ain't changing me
The cold-hearted boy I used to be

Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the blackburner
You know you got to help me out
You're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down

I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
...

Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the blackburner
You know you got to help me out
You're gonna bring yourself down
You're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the blackburner
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down

Over and out, last call for sin
While everyone's lost, the battle is won
With all these things that I've done
All these things that I've done
If you can hold on
If you can hold on

Here is the blurb I wrote to go next to my piece:

I've always been fond of this song, mostly because it's so catchy. But listening to the lyrics made me realized that I could identify with its meaning so much. Before I even really thought too much about it, I envisioned a girl yelling at a wall that she couldn't get through. I wasn't quite sure why I saw that... so I thought it was cheesy, doubted myself, and put it off for later.


Fear of failure has been a huge wall in my life that I run away from. I have a deep desire to be used & valued but my insecurities often keep me from commiting.


Weeks after I'd chosen this song, I've been freed by the knowledge that God is strongest for me in my weakness. I don't need to be perfect for Him to love & value me. I don't need to be perfect for Him to use me as I am & to be light to the hearts of men. That image I had in my head so perfectly fit what I was about to see in the very near future.


So this is a declaration that I'm facing that wall. And I'm letting it fall down, brick by brick.


And here is my piece:


Watercolor on Wood

Sarah Ling © 2010

1 comment:

  1. I love it so much, Sarah! I love that you truly shared your heart in complete authenticity in your blurb. Your art piece it truly beautiful and meaningful. Love you!

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