Now that we have completed our study of Pharisees and are firmly entrenched in our own Pharisee recovery program, it’s time to provide you with some assistance in doing this. To help in this endeavor, Marti and I thought of my album, “Casual Crimes.” Since most of these songs deal with personal inner struggle, they are great for getting at that inner Pharisee that is in all of us. So for this short week (the Catch will take a Thanksgiving vacation Thursday and Friday) and next, we will take a song a day and see what we can capture about Losing that Pharisee.
Each day we will provide a free listen to the song of the day, and we highly recommend you listen to the song first, as long as you promise you will come back and read the Catch. In fact, since you are most likely reading your Catch in your email program, you should be able to come back to it once you get the music started so as to follow along with the lyrics. Whatever you do, be sure and come back here or go to our website to read the Catch.
Click on the album cover for today’s song.
Time For You
I have been the subject of an endless theme
And the star in everybody else’s dream
I have fought the demons of my own dark night
Finding only shadows in the dawning light
My ship is in, my debt is due
The time is now, the time for you
I have crossed the chasms of my casual crimes
I have passed the sign at least a thousand times
Waiting for a hand to rescue me
While at any time I could have walked out free
There are no more places where me heart can flee
There are no more friends to give me sympathy
I am out of reasons; I am out of time
I am out to make it in the uphill climb
Since there is nothing casual about any crime, you can tell this is a song about rationalizations. More importantly, it’s a song about finding and realizing one’s rationalizations in order to hopefully lose them, or have them stripped away, which is more likely the case, since none of us is strong enough to do this on our own, and it’s a continual battle. Proof of that is that this song is as real to me today as when I wrote it.