I’ve always been a moody, emotional person, but lately I don’t have much of a handle on the control or the causes for my moodiness. My wife responds graciously – much more so than I can offer to her when she is in the throes of hormone-induced mood swings.
Whatever, though. This seems pathetic and silly, but it’s all I’ve got:
Today, while trying to discern where I’m at and why I feel the way I do, song lyrics from the 70’s came to mind – sappy, pathetic, romantic song lyrics that are entirely inappropriate for a middle-aged man to share, especially weird when shifted to a spiritual context.
Anyway, I had to google the lyrics to get the full chorus. Turns out Dan Hill won a grammy for this in ’78, although Rod Stewart had a decent cover later which you might remember. I was 11 in 1978, and I actually remember the original version.
I’m pretty sure Dan wasn’t thinking of Jesus when he wrote it. I am, but I’m not saying that’s right. I’m just saying that’s the way it is today. Maybe the honesty’s too much?
And sometimes when we touch
The honesty’s too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you til the fear in me subsides
(Sometimes When We Touch – by Dan Hill)