Meanings

by Keith Sanford

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Some religious stories and texts have been passed down for thousands of years. They reflect ages of human striving to understand what is meaningful and good in life. This song is about how different people find different types of meaning in these stories and texts, and how this diversity can be a good thing. The beauty and power of these ancient stories and texts may not rest within a single, fixed meaning they possess, but rather, it may be found in their ability to inspire multiple meanings. Each person that encounters them may find something new.

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Pages of a sacred book that
people issue creeds to tame
Different meanings swirl within
What each will find is not the same
Fragile marks upon a scroll
of parchment scraps from long ago
Over time so many minds find
many meanings to bestow

Words from prophets seem to mingle
ancient myth with mystic light
Words that dance and move around
both clear as day and dark as night
Fragile marks upon a scroll
of parchment scraps from long ago
Over time so many minds find
many meanings to bestow

History blows away like smoke its
stories fade into the air
Can the sacred pages find
exactly what and who and where?
Fragile marks upon a scroll
of parchment scraps from long ago
Over time so many minds find
many meanings to bestow

Different people different voices
different types of poetry
Hear the sounds that move the earth
a chorus of diversity
Fragile marks upon a scroll
of parchment scraps from long ago
Over time so many minds find
many meanings to bestow

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released November 23, 2018
Words and music by Keith Sanford
Performed by Keith Sanford

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Keith Sanford Waco, Texas

Keith Sanford, Ph.D., creator of www.ForwardFaith.org. Forward Faith is a blog of music and ideas for a progressive faith.

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