"Two"

"Two" (Spotify) is the eighteenth song (of 25) in my Atlas: Year Two series. The 2nd written for the "Enneagram" theme - 9 songs inspired by the 9 uniquely beautiful Enneagram Types.

Please enjoy this 75-minute episode of The Sleeping At Last Podcast, (iTunes) in which I pull "Two" apart, layer by layer and explain what this song means to me, how it came together and explore the Enneagram type Two! Joined by my friend and Enneagram Expert, Chris Heuertz. 

Lyrics:

TWO

sweet heart, you look a little tired.
when did you last eat?
come in and make yourself right at home-
stay as long as you need.
tell me, is something wrong? if something’s wrong
you can count on me.
you know i’ll take my heart clean apart, if it helps yours beat.

it’s okay if you can’t find the words,
let me take your coat
and this weight off of your shoulders.

like a force to be reckoned with,
a mighty ocean or a gentle kiss,
i will love you with every single thing i have.
like a tidal wave, i’ll make a mess.
or calm waters if that serves you best.
i will love you without any strings attached.

it’s okay if you can’t catch your breath,
you can take the oxygen straight out of my own chest.

i know exactly how the rule goes:
put my mask on first.
no, i don’t want to talk about myself-
tell me where it hurts.
i just want to build you up, build you up
’til you’re good as new
and maybe one day i will get around to fixing myself too.

i don’t even know where to start,
already tired of trying to recall when it all fell apart.
and i just want to love you, to love you, to love you well.
i just want to learn how, somehow, to be loved myself.

like a force to be reckoned with,
a mighty ocean or a gentle kiss,
i will love you without any strings attached.
and what a privilege it is to love,
a great honor to hold you up.

like a force to be reckoned with
a mighty ocean or a gentle kiss,
i will love you with every single thing i have
like a tidal wave, i’ll make a mess.
or calm waters if that serves you best.
i will love you without any strings attached,
i will love you without a single string attached.

"One"

"One" (Spotify) is the seventeenth song (of 25) in my Atlas: Year Two series. The first song written for the "Enneagram" - 9 songs inspired by the 9 uniquely beautiful Enneagram Types.

Please enjoy this 1 hour+ episode of The Sleeping At Last Podcast, (iTunes) in which I pull "One" apart, layer by layer and explain what this song means to me, how it fits into my Atlas project and why I chose to write songs based on the Enneagram! Joined by my friend and Enneagram Expert, Chris Heuertz. 

lyrics:

ONE

hold on for a minute,
‘cause i believe that we can fix this over time,
that every imperfection is a lie.
or at least an interruption...
now hold on, let me finish.
no, i’m not saying perfect exists in this life,
but we’ll only know for certain if we try.

i want to sing a song worth singing,
i’ll write an anthem worth repeating.
i want to feel the transformation,
the melody of reformation.

but the list goes on forever,
of all the ways i could be better, in my mind.
as if i could earn God’s favor given time,
or at least “congratulations”...

now, i have learned my lesson;
the price of this so-called perfection is everything.
i’ve spent my whole life searching desperately
to find out that grace requires nothing of me.

i want to sing a song worth singing,
i’ll write an anthem worth repeating.
i want to feel the transformation,
the melody of reformation.

i’ll hold it all more loosely,
and yet somehow much more dearly,
‘cause i’ve spent my whole life searching desperately
to find out that grace requires nothing.
grace requires nothing of me.