Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Don't burn the day away

I was listening to some music today, and this song hit me hard.

Oh isn’t it strange
How we move our lives for another day
Like skipping a beat
What if a great wave should wash us all away
Just thinking out loud
Don’t mean to dwell on this dying thing
But look at my blood
It’s alive right now deep and sweet within
Pouring through our veins
Intoxicate moving wine to tears
And drinkin' it deep
Then an evening spent dancing it’s you and me
This love will open our world
From the dark side we can see the glow of something bright
There’s much more than we see here
Don’t burn the day
Don’t burn the day
Don’t burn the day away
Is this not enough
This blessed sip of life is it not enough
Staring down at the ground
Then complain and pray for more from above
You greedy little pig
Stop just watch your world trickle away
It’s your problem now
It’ll all be dead and gone in a few short years
Just love will open our eyes
Just love will put the hope back in our minds
Much more than we could ever know
So don’t burn the day
Don’t burn the day
Come sister, my brother
Shake up your bones, shake up your feet
I’m saying open up
And let the rain come pouring in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
And while you’re dancing on the ground
Don’t think of when you’re gone
Love! Love! Love!
What more is there?
Cause we need the light of love in here
Don’t beat your head, dry your eyes
Let the love in there
There's bad times, but that’s ok
Just look for love in it
And don’t burn the day away
Look, here are we
On this starry night, staring into space
And I must say
I feel as small as dust down here
What point could there be troubling
Head down wondering what will become of me
What concern we cannot see
But no reason to abandon it
The time is short, but that’s alright
Maybe I’ll go out in the middle of the night
Take your hands from your eyes my love
All good things must come to an end sometime
But don’t burn the day
Don’t burn the day away

"Pig"--Dave Matthews