Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Misinterpreted

Unashamed and naked, in a garden that has never seen the rain.
Rulers of a kingdom, full of joy, never marred by any pain.
The morning all around them, seems to celebrate the life they'd just begun.
And in the majesty of innocence, the king and queen come walking in the sun.

But the master of deception, now begins with his dissection of the word.
And with all his craft and subtlety, the serpent twists the simple truth they'd heard.
While hanging in the balance is a world that has been placed at their command.
And all their unborn children die as both of them bow down to Satan's hand.

And just before the evening, in the cool of the day.
They hear the voice of God as He is walking.
And they can't abide his presence, so they try to hide away;
But still they hear the sound as He is calling...

"Adam........Adam..........Where are you?"
"Adam........Adam..........Where are you?"

In the stifling heat of summer now, the gardener and his wife are in the field.
And it seems that thorns and thistle's, are the only crop his struggles ever yield.
He eats his meals in sorrow, 'till he sinks into the dust from whence he came.
But all down through the ages, he can hear his maker calling out his name...

"Adam........Adam..........Where are you?"
"Adam........Adam..........Where are you?"

Though the curse has long been broken, Adam's sons are still the prisoners of their fears.
Rushing helter-skelter to destruction, with their fingers in their ears.
While the Fathers voice is calling with an urgency I've never heard before.
To come in from the darkness now, before it's time to finally close the doors..........

"Adam........Adam..........Where are you?"
"Adam........Adam..........Where are you?"
"Adam........Adam..........I LOVE YOU!


Those of you who are either vanBredas or Kennys will know that these are the lyrics to a Don Francisco song written quite some time ago... I have, as of yet, run across few others who are familiar with the croonings and guitar rifts of this man.
When I was little, I listened to this man's songs all the time... I had several entire albums memorised. This song in particular had my caught my attention and sympathies, though. I remember sitting by the stereo system on the floor with my head tilted in towards the speakers, feeling so bad for this man who lost his dog, and shivering with sympathy for this poor dog named Adam. Yeah, I knew the Bible story. For some reason though, even though I was scared to death of dogs, that was how this particular song touched me. Read it again with a dog in mind....

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