Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Castles In the Sky

So far this week’s prompts just give me the opportunity of expounding upon those areas in my life from which I am currently deriving inspiration. Yesterday a book. And today, a song. 

I love music; not just because it sounds good or it is fun to dance to….music is powerful because of the words. Never underestimate the power of words. Whether the written word, or the spoken word, they can both break a heart or heal a wound. 

Music speaks to the heart. Well written lyrics must come from a true poet. And so words are powerful, but when put to a beautiful melody…. They can send shivers down your spine. 

I have listened to the song, “Dustland Fairytale” a thousand times. And yet, every time I am shaken by the lyrics. The words come from the depth of the artist’s heart, and it comes across in his voice. The whole song is amazing, but my favorite verse runs:

“And the decades disappear like sinking ships, but we persevere, God gives us hope.
But we still fear what we don’t know. The mind is poison.
Castles in the sky sit stranded, vandalized. The draw bridge is closing.”
It is the sad cry of the singer’s heart that life is no fairytale. It is a hopeless world we live in. There is hope found in God, and yet we continually have to fight the doubt and the fear that society gives forth.  

All of the plans and dreams, the “happily ever afters”, rainbows, the castles in the sky, lay shattered beneath the lyrics of this beautiful song.

This is a secular song and yet even in the midst of this scene, Brandon Flowers knows where hope is to be found.

What song speaks to your heart? Link below!


  1. love those lyrics. love finding God even in secular songs! & i love the hope we have in Him! :)

    1. I honestly don't know how people handle this hard (though wonderful) world we live in without the hope that is found in God. It just makes me so thankful!

  2. Beautiful and inspiring Jonni. It is a wonderful life, and that is because our trust and hope are in the Lord, and His word directs our steps. We are blessed that we know Him, the author and finisher of our faith, and the one who has good plans for His kids, to prosper them, and give them a hope and a future.

    1. So true, mommy. What a wonderful life :)


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