Thursday, 21 January 2010

GREAT WORDS: ERIC TROYER

Hello again folks! I simply love the lyrics of this song entitled: "All Fall Down" written by Eric Troyer of ELO Part II and The Orchestra. I truly empathize with these words ... there is an inherent spiritual aspect to some of Eric's songs. Here is the video for the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVFLEkocfpI for your perusal. Remember he also wrote the classic and under-rated "Honest Men" ... enjoy:
"What can you tell me, of the perfect man
What can you tell me, now I don't quite understand
We lose our grip, we glide and stall
Some things come easy, some don't come at all.
We chip away at the perfect man
What can you show me, now I don't quite understand
Eye to eye nothing left to say
But will you really throw it all away.
We trip, we stumble, and we all fall down.
Things go wrong, though [we] are strong.
We slip, we fumble, and we all fall down
Round and round, we all fall down.
No matter how we try to keep things straight
It makes no difference, while we curse our fate
We burn our candle unaware
While on our knees we cry in prayer.
We trip, we stumble, and we all fall down
Pain wont last, this too shall pass
We slip, we fumble, and we all fall down
Round and round, time and time, again.
If it's so simple then explain to me
How pain is so close to ecstasy
How change can make you feel so free.
If we were meant to be such perfect fools
Then why do we always break the rules
Crashing through life's scenery.
We trip, we stumble, and we all fall down.
Angry cries and desperate lies.
We slip, we fumble, and we all fall down
Hearts to mend, sun comes up again." [end quote]
As with: "Perpetual Light"; some of those 'secular' songs out there still speak of spiritual truths ... almost a kind of faint trace of those God-given talents imbued to Man before the Fall. It's therefore no small wonder that Eric had a Mennonite [Anabaptist] upbringing in Indiana. Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed and in short supply; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED! and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 21-Jan-2010

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