Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TobyMac - Getaway Car

This life is not what we want it to be always.

As I'm writing this, I'm planning on being able to say,
"I just took a trip to Southern Florida for a really fun time there. I'd been debating, but I decided I just needed to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of work even after taking off a week in December and going to the biggest event in the US all year for swing dancing."

(in case this posts and I don't get a chance to change it, ask me and I'll fill you in on whether one or both of those worked out).

I love dancing- it's freeing. It's a little disconcerting and unnerving, but I am forcing myself to deal with the insecurities in my heart in that and other areas by doing things that put me out of my comfort zone, and sometimes that means really getting away.

I used to listen to this song when I was done with work just about everyday for the summer of 2008. It's a song about getting away and hiding in Christ. If I don't do that consistently, I'll lose sight of why I do what I do, and become who I don't like as the previous post. And when I come to Him in all circumstances, I'm learning to be fulfilled in Jesus alone. And that's truly a Getaway...



Lyrics from here:

I'm staring unaware cause I'm in the zone
It moves in like a fog on a seaside road
Paralyzed by the signs and the deafening tone
I'm on a lock like a jock with a broken bone
I can see the real game and I want to get in it
I can read your headline and I am dying to spin it
Man down in the clutches of his own desire
I got to find the kind of speed that will put out a fire

I need a getaway car, I gotta get out of here fast and far
I need a getaway car, I wanna flea what I see, wanna be where you are
I need a getaway car, I gotta get out of here fast and far
I need a getaway car

I put my hand on the wheel before I change my mind
I put my foot to the floor and I start to fly
I keep my eyes on the road so I don't get spun around
To the nightmare I've been delivered from
It's a brand new day, I drove hard all night
I thank God for the sun as it starts to rise
I take a peek in the mirror and my past is gone
I'm feelin' free as a bird with a new song

Now I ain't gonna stop 'til I find your peace
I gotta get to the place where it's you and me
So fill'er up now, and let's roll
Gonna drive through the night 'til you touch my soul
Said I ain't gonna stop 'til I find your peace
I gotta get to the place where you're all I need
So fill'er up, let's roll
I'm gonna drive through the night till you touch my soul

Let's ride all night, let's shift this thing into overdrive