June 27, 2017

Honesty Prelude

This prelude gives insight into Aryn’s state of mind before she began writing songs in earnest for the album. She was ready to be untethered from a “nice and neat” confidence that refused to struggle with hard questions, and was ready to wade into the deep (even if it meant getting in over her head.)

“Man’s condition ought to impel him to seek to discover whether there is a God and a solution to this predicament. But people occupy their time and their thoughts with trivialities and distractions, so as to avoid the despair, boredom and anxiety that would inevitably result if those diversions were removed.”
-William Lane Craig Reasonable Faith (67), discussing the Pensées of Blaise Pascal


I’m living like a know-it-all
I’m looking like it’s all under control
Don’t it seem like my feet are so firmly planted,
Yeah I’m standing so tall
Up until now I’ve tried
To just push it out of my mind

That I’ve got more questions than answers
I’m a ship in a storm
I’m scared of the darkness
Afraid of breaking apart
On a journey for honesty
I’m not tethered to nice and neat anymore

So many thoughts I cannot grasp
Like waves they keep on crashing in again
Thoughts of life of death, of God and man
Of accidents or pre-ordered plans
Surely I’m not alone
In an ocean of things unknown

‘Cause I’ve got more questions than answers
I’m a ship in a storm
I’m scared of the darkness
Afraid of breaking apart
On a journey for honesty
I’m not tethered to nice and neat anymore
Anymore
Anymore
Anymore

(c)2017 Aryn Michelle and True Renaissance