Lead Me Home - Jamie Commons

Posted by Nerdyy

A word of caution - yesterday's song posting wasn't meant to imply that I was ready to put on a forlorn face and start walking west to find that elusive light, and today's posting isn't meant to imply that I'm ready to travel to heaven's door. Sometimes a song is just a song that I liked, and me posting lyrics just means that I found them interesting, not in any way implying that the lyrics reflect what I feel :D

Once again the common theme is "The Walking Dead", which makes sense because a couple of weeks ago I was watching some of the episodes as part of a walking dead marathon that was on TV. Hence, some of these songs ...

O Lord in the Darkness
Lead me on my way
Lead me home ...

O Lord, Heaven's waiting
Open up your door
Lead me home.

The Last Pale Light in the West - Ben Nichols

Posted by Nerdyy

Sometimes called "The Governor's Song" (walking dead reference), this song also mirrors my journey westward two decades+ ago, still searching for that light though.

In my hands, I hold the ashes In my veins, black pitch runs In my chest, a fire catches In my way, a setting sun Dark clouds gather 'round me To the west, my soul is bound And I will go on ahead, free There's a light yet to be found The last pale light in the west The last pale light in the west

And I ask for no redemption In this cold and barren place Still I see the faint reflection And so by it, I got my way.

You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers, Liverpool FC

Posted by Nerdyy

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm
There's a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.

In days long gone, I used to be an avid soccer fan (this was pre-92, of course) - and something that I was always intrigued by the singing by fans, especially in European soccer. This is the most famous football anthem originally performed by Gerry and the Pacemakers, made famous primarily by fans of Liverpool FC but other clubs as well.

In life we make many friends, and sometimes flippantly we use the term BFF to describe some, maybe as a platitude, maybe to convince ourselves that there is indeed a "forever friend" when it may not really be true. However, if we are really lucky, sometimes a friend is truly a forever friend. The words of this song encapsulates the forever.
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone.