Are You a Good Monster?

This is one of my music posts. So if that doesn’t interest you, skip it.

I LOVE music! It has an amazing power to touch deep places that few other ways of communicating do.

I pulled out an old favorite tonight. Jars of Clay’s Good Monsters. I read this quote in the liner notes: “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” –Edmund Burke 1729-1797

Sorry, couldn’t find a good youtube video of the song Good Monsters that didn’t have the embedding code removed. You can go here and watch the video. Here’s the lyrics:

All the good monsters open their eyes to see the wasteland where the home fires rise and the people shouting “Why, why, why”

Do you know what you are? Do you know what you are?

All the giants wake from their sleep and roll outside of safety’s keep and the pain makes them feel so alive

Do you know what you are? Do you know what you are?

We are bored of all the things we know Do you know what you are? Do you know what you are? Not all monsters are bad but the ones who are good never do what they could, never do what they could

All the good monsters rattle their chains and dance around the open flames they make a lot of empty noise while all of the bright eyes turn away as if there wasn’t anything to say about the justice and the mystery

Do you know what you are? Do you know what you are?

We are bored of all the things we know and we are forms of everything we love, we love

If good won’t show its ugly face Evil, won’t you take your place? Nothing ever changes, nothing ever changes by itself

We are bored of all the things that we know Do you know what you are? ‘Cause we are, we’re so in love with ourselves

We are forms of all the things we love

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