Monday, October 1, 2012

Everything is Broken: Genius from Dylan

A friend sent me these lyrics from an old Dylan song with this question and comment, "Is this for a Calvinist post-lapserian (a fancy way of saying post fall) view of the world? His lyrics are just so on the money". I couln't help but agree, his lyrics are spot on. They reflect a sad reality, the world is utterly broken because of the fall. Nothing is untouched. Romans even says, creation groans. 

Ponder these words from an old and interesting sage.

Broken lines broken strings
Broken threads broken springs
Broken idols broken heads
People sleeping in broken beds
Ain't no use jiving
Ain't no use joking
Everything is broken.

Broken bottles broken plates
Broken switches broken gates
Broken dishes broken parts
Streets are filled with broken hearts
Broken words never meant to be spoken
Everything is broken.

Seem like every time you stop and turn around
Something else just hit the ground
Broken cutters broken saws
Broken buckles broken laws
Broken bodies broken bones
Broken voices on broken phones
Take a deep breath feel like you're chokin'
Everything is broken.

Everytime you leave and go off someplace
Things fall to pieces in my face
Broken hands on broken ploughs
Broken treaties broken vows
Broken pipes broken tools
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling bullfrog croaking
Everything is broken

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