Quote of the Day for 2/18/2012

February 18, 2012

An entire doggone song today:

Conceal your deepest worries
Confine your thoughts inside the walls you built of damaged pride
The light in your eyes failing
Like you’re adrift, like night pretending to be day
These thoughts subside

{CHORUS}
Though the past, the unwanted memories, are holding onto you
All the power in the universe conspires to carry you
Truths you find through your adversities will defend you
As your powers and all your energies conspire to carry you

The adversary of your soul,
The blackest thoughts that try to poison you
These storms subside

Lay down your greatest burden
Relinquish that which has control of you and let yourself through

{CHORUS}

Though it seems the past and future look the same
Suffice to say that you’re still here

{CHORUS}
VNV Nation

I’m familiar with maybe 15-20 VNV Nation songs but there’s plenty of them I’ve not heard.  This one came on Pandora today at the very lowest psychological point of a hard 29.3-mile bike ride.  Never heard it before.  The lyrics were so, so poignant and timely that I was deeply moved.

VNV Nation is another group that has frequently spoken directly to me with many songs.  By now you might be thinking I think this about every band, but I don’t.  There are only a couple bands with lyrics/songs that routinely deliver to me exactly what I need to hear, when I need to hear it; AVA and VNV Nation are among them.  Fantastic, uplifting, spiritual, life-affirming music for bicycling.

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