The universe is laughing at me.
I didn't want to mass play a song today, post it on social media in two places and know I have to learn to play it. That there is NO choice. I didn't want to spend hours on the same 4 minute simple song. Yet I find that something in this hits all the right places, just like all the minor 6th chords and tri-tones that got thrown into my playing this morning. I got so lost in that piano this morning. I really must get round to getting it tuned for the first time since getting married - which was nearly twenty years ago!
I most definitely didn't want to mass play a song about God that I don't even mentally agree with.
And it's totally certain that I didn't want that song to be a song from the Jesus Army.
But the universe doesn't give a shit what I want. It does things to me anyway. Most of us find the universe seems to have a carefree attitude towards our desires. And most of the time the actions of the universe turn out to be good in the end. Life is more fun that way, when there are unexpected bonuses from time to time.
So. Here's the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zfv1LZlU9U
Over the years the Jesus Army has come up with some truly atrocious songs. I could give examples from the years in which I was involved with them.
And then there are ones like this one. When the Jesus Army does something well, which to be fair is quite often, it really does it well. It's a simple song. A simple accompaniment. In many ways if I applied logic and analysis it would seem like nothing special.
But the song, for whatever reasons, brings me both tears and peace. And vibrato through bones and muscles and so much more. There is something in this that bursts into and beyond every energy centre (if energy centres exist) something that I can feel on every level. This is something that so much pulls at the physical chest, the inner core, that I can let it become the entire universe for a few moments.
When music is the universe, when all else ceases to exist, that is the best. There is nothing better in my life. Ever. When I sing and play and all else vanishes and all that remains is vibration and spirit then that is bliss. Bliss. Does everyone sink into music so much that the universe disappears?
Of course, you might hate it! That's OK.