Sunday Lyrics – In the Middle of Me

Almost three summers ago, I was taking two semesters of physics at a local community college to prepare for my composite science teaching certificate.  It was an 8:00 a.m. course, which meant I had two options:  Leave the house at 6:45 and get there at 7:10 or leave at any point later than 6:45 and possibly miss my class entirely.  On top of that, Knight and I had one car at the time.  He needed it to take Jet to his playschool and go to work, so I was dropping my dad off at work and using his pickup.

As a mom and wife, and living with my parents, one sister, and my brother at the time, I got pretty much ZERO alone time.  I am a person who thrives on some solitude everyday.  I didn’t mind the commute because I was by myself

It was about this time that this song came out on the radio, and our local Christian music station played it nearly every morning during my commute.  I would crank up the radio and sing along at the top of my lungs, drumming on the steering wheel like the total dork that I am.  The sun would just be peeking over the horizon at that time of day, and I would feel alive

Some songs just sucker-punch you square in the gut, and that’s what this song does for me each time I hear it now, not only because of the memories associated with it, but also because of the message.  That summer was crazy because I was taking two four-hour physics courses and still trying to work some.  Jet was a year old and still not really sleeping through the night.  This song served as a focus for me — it points out that, despite the business of our lives, there really only is one thing that matters.

What’s particularly impressive about this song is the rhythm and quality of Todd Agnew’s voice – very bluesy and emotional.   Click the link below for a sample of the song on Yahoo.

Todd Agnew – In the Middle of Me

I need a little more sunshine in the middle of rain
Need a little more joy in the middle of pain
Need a little more color in the middle of this plain jane

I’ve looked as deep as I can see
And I think I need a little more You in the middle of me

I need a little more patience in the middle of stress
I need a little more beauty in the middle of this mess
Need a little more substance in the middle of this emptiness

I’ve looked as deep as I can see
And I think I need a little more You in the middle of me

Need more of You and less of me
More of You and little less insanity
More of You and little less complexity

I’ve looked as deep as I can see
It seems more of You is better for me

I need a little more rhythm in the middle of this lazy rhyme
Need a little more spontaneity in the middle of this daily grind
Need a little more truth not music in this world of lies

I’ve looked as deep as I can see
And I think I need a little more You in the middle of me

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