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New Order Mormon Song of the Week: How It Is

This week's song is by one of my all-time favorite bands, the "Canadian Power Trio" Rush.  I could post one of their songs every week and never run out of material.  It's a song called "How It Is."  Its relevance will become more apparent in the coming days after I post a piece I have been mulling over for awhile.   In some ways I think life is all about dealing with the difference between how it is and  how it ought to be....

Here's a little trap
That sometimes catches everyone
When today's as far as we can see
Faith in bright tomorrows
Giving way to resignation
That's how it is - How it's going to be

It's such a cloudy day
Seems we'll never see the sun
Or feel the day has possibilities
Frozen in the moment -
The lack of imagination
Between how it is and how it ought to be

Here's a little trap
That sometimes trips up everyone
When we tire of our own company
Sometimes we're the last to see beyond the day's frustrations
That's how it is - how it's going to be

It's such a cloudy day
Seems we'll never see the sun
I feel the day is all uncertainty
Burning in the moment - trapped by the desperation
Between how it is and how it ought to be

Foot upon the stair
Shoulder to the wheel
You can't tell yourself not to care
You can't tell yourself how to feel
That's how it is - Another cloudy day

Comments

John Remy

Thank you for sharing this. This is a more positive note, but some of Rush's songs have been like hymn and scripture to me, inspiring and strengthening me when I felt oppressed and alone. "Freewill" is a particular favorite.

Equality

"each of us, a cell of awareness, imperfect and incomplete. Genetic blends with uncertain ends on a fortune hunt that's far too fleet." Also one of my faves, John.

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