Mumford & Souls

What was our soul made for?

So I was delightfully introduced to the 4-man band Mumford & Sons this past week by our favorite intern Caitlin at work. Had NO idea how talented these guys were, yeah, throw me a bone Mr. Bigglesworth, seriously. So aside from digging “The Cave” and “Little Lion Man” (of course) I came across “Awake My Soul” and was a bit stunned by the lyrics…and of course the music:

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How fickle my heart
and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find
any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles
on things I don’t know
This weakness I feel
I must finally show

Lend me your hand
and we’ll conquer them all
But lend me your heart
and I’ll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes
I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep,
totally free
Har har, har har, har har, har har

In these bodies we will live,
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life
In these bodies we will live,
in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love,
you invest your life

Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
You were made to meet your maker
Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
You were made to meet your maker
You were made to meet your maker

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I assume this song is written to a girlfriend/lover and addresses the reality of relationships that are good, but ultimately lack the true freedom of genuine love. Where there is true love as God intended it there is ultimate freedom and as they sing, “where you invest your love, you invest your life”.

The question is, do I need a “lover” to experience true love?

Is love just a sensual experience? Why is it that no matter who it is, we always experience an element of disappointment in human relationships? What were we truly made for?

Just some late night thoughts, now I am gonna have to not get up from this recliner and call it a night.

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