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Song Squawk – With the Tired Eyes of Faith

In the mid nineties, I had a little red Buick and a big ol’ bass box in the trunk, and would listen to “Christian Rock”, cranked to 11.

(What did you say?  Huh?  Can  you say that again, I didn’t hear you….)

I have gotten away from that genre for many reasons, the least of which may be a loss of hearing, but some songs have stuck with me over the decades.

The artist’s I listened to sought to reflect Scriptural teaching for the most part. They ranged from “preaching” pop culture religion to significant theological teaching. As I listened to the lyrics, I found some to be quite challenging.

To be honest, I listened because I could justify the rock beat with “sanctified lyrics”.

Occasionally I will post a song, supply the lyrics and make a comment or two. If you decide to listen to the tune, turn the speaker down unless you are already deaf. Some of the songs tend to have a certain “volume” about them!


This post will consider the song

With the Tired Eyes of Faith – Swirling Eddies

There’s your hope
Nailed to the wood
There’s your dream
Buried in the ground
Here’s your body
Battered, bloodied and broken
Here’s your peace
Teetering on the edge of the world

You’re kneeling somewhere in the middle
Of the passion play
But with the tired eyes of faith
You’ll see your resurrection day

Feel the dust
Clogging up your veins
There’s your secret
Burning in the fire
Here’s your heart
Cold, lonely and desperate
Here’s all creation
Groaning for the day of deliverance

Your name is carved here in the headstone
The sky is thick with birds of prey
But with the tired eyes of faith
You’ll see your resurrection day

Resurrection day will come
As surely as the rising sun
Death will fight a holy war
But it will live no more
Love will even the score
Resurrection day

Here’s your trust
Betrayed with a kiss
There’s your courage
Thrown to the lions
Here’s your soul
Soiled, tattered and thread bare
Here’s you love
Cast out and shunned like a leper

You’re kneeling somewhere in the middle
Of the passion play
But with the tired eyes of faith
You’ll see your resurrection day

You’re kneeling somewhere in the middle
Of the passion play
But with the tired eyes of faith
You’ll see your resurrection day

These guys had a knack for turning a phrase and getting a message out, at times a bit uncomfortable, but very relatable.

Let me know what you think of the lyrics, and of the tunes!


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