Thursday, April 21, 2005


Rick played this song for us on Sunday night a few weeks ago that I really liked. I explored the band a little more after that and really found I like most of their music. Maybe you've heard of Over the Rhine. I had heard of them but wasn't really aware until now.

Last night we bought the CD Drunkards Prayer - their newest CD and today I found out that the track Rick played for us is on their website as an MP3. If you want to hear it, go to Over the Rhine and click on the link for BORN, about half way down the left hand side of the screen.

The story behind this song is that this couple (Karin and Linford - two of the artists on this CD) had decided they had been investing all their creative energy into their band and their music while their marriage was getting more and more fragile. So they made a decision to quit the tour they were on, go home and begin to invest in their marriage with that level of intensity. So they bought a couple of cases of wine and each night put one bottle on the table and talked and drank it - not to get plowed but to talk into the night and say whatever needed to be said.

It struck me I've experienced this - in a "whatever you've got I don't mind" and "I'll listen long as I am able" kind of way. I think it's what we want in all of our intimate relationships. I'm grateful for those in my life who invite me to talk and laugh with them as long as it takes and they are patient with me as I am trying to learn to love without fear.

So on whatever level you might find meaning in this I wanted to share it with you, and I hope it blesses you too.


I was born to laugh
I learned to laugh through my tears
I was born to love
I'm gonna learn to love without fear

Pour me a glass of wine
Talk deep into the night
Who knows what we'll find

Intuition, deja vu
The Holy Ghost haunting you
Whatever you got
I don't mind

Put your elbows on the table
I'll listen long as I am able
There's nowhere I'd rather be

Secret fears, the supernatural
Thank God for this new laughter
Thank God the joke's on me

We've seen the landfill rainbow
We've seen the junkyard of love
Baby it's no place for you and me

I was born to laugh
I learned to laugh through my tears
I was born to love
I'm gonna learn to love without fear


  • Great song, and a great message, Wow.

    By Blogger Just Pat, at 4/22/2005 6:17 AM  

  • Since I got this Blogline thingie, I am guilty of reading and thinking I will come back to comment, and then I forget to come back!

    I really enjoyed this post.I was glad to hear that you have experienced that "I'll listen as long as I am able" and that you are learning to love without fear.

    Your post inspired a journal entry for me that was very enlightening to me (but too personal to blog about) and I thank you for the inspiration.

    By Blogger annie, at 4/26/2005 8:44 PM  

  • I love Over the Rhine but hadn't heard their newest stuff. That song is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing it!


    By Blogger Doveseyes, at 4/29/2005 7:49 PM  

  • Hey, I know that song!

    By the way, wearing clothes inside out is a great way to feel liberated. That, and smoking a beloved djarum.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/04/2005 1:13 PM  

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