There are certain songs that just resonate with you. Whether that song recreates a moment in time or is just one that you really like, these songs are the songs that helped create the person you are and were a constant companion in the journey called life.

Today we continue exploring those songs in my life and what they mean to me.   This is Those Certain Songs.

Today’s Certain Song is Stay With me Jesus

The Song:

Title: Stay With Me Jesus

Artist: Guster

Album: Easy Wonderful

The Lyrics:

1945, the year I was born
My mother died but left behind a son
You stayed with me Jesus
Yes you showed the way
You flew down from Heaven to steal me away

In 1959 two cars collide
Nine in the crash and 1 survived
You stayed with me Jesus
Yes I testify
You flew down from Heaven to keep me alive

Hallelujah, hallelujah

1985 I missed a plane
which then disappeared never seen again
You came to me Jesus stood right in my way
You flew down from Heaven to save me again

Everywhere I go they run in fear
This mortal coil the end is near
You stayed with me Jesus, bow my head and pray
You’ve come down from Heaven to keep me safe
You’ve come down from Heaven to keep me safe

Hallelujah, hallelujah

What it means to me:

I am not a religious man. Never really have been and really don’t see that changing in the future.  Now, I am not saying I don’t believe in something, but that belief is between me and that something.

All that being said, I have no issues with other people and their particular religious doctrine.  So, when I first heard today’s song, I went in with an open mind and found a delightfully deceptive tune about faith and belief.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if someone’s prayers were truly answered or if someone was actually protected by a divine intervention?  I mean, really thought about it?   In Stay With Me Jesus, Guster does just that, and asks the question what would happen if a person was always protected by Jesus no matter what? Almost as if Jesus was acting as someone’s personal superhero. The answer, is a little terrifying.  I mean, really listen to the song.  It is about a man who is in a serious of tragic events that somehow he miraculously survives due to his faith which makes people realize that this guy might indeed be bad luck for everyone else around him.   It is a cautionary tale echoing the old saying ‘be careful what you wish for’. It reminds you that even though you might think your prayer are the ones that need to be answered, the results of those prayers might not be the best thing for every else.

I love songs that have a deeper meaning when you dig deeper and this is certainly one of those songs.  It is simple, wonderfully performed and a song I could certainly see being performed at a church surface somewhere, but, as with all things, there is more than what is on the surface. The cool thing is, if you want, you can take it as a tale that Jesus will be there for you no matter what as well.  Adam Gardner and team really know how to spin a yarn and this one is one of my all time favorites.

Late to the Game 6/6/2020

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