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Caedmon's Call – The Roses lyrics

High above the valley of Quito
An old man and his bride grow roses
Red and yellow, white and golden,
To him they are precious as children
Their daughter, she moved to America
One more break in the Tower of Babel
She has a son that they've never seen at all
They're praying that they raised her well
On the mountain high
They will live and die
As time just slips away
And the children grow
In the God they know
As time just slips away
A man, his bride, his children, and his roses
Planted in faith
And watered in tears
Honey, that's all they have
And they're happier here
Than any of my friends back home
They met Jesus and they really know Him
Now I'm back at home
All alone
And I'm trying to find my thoughts
Of that old man so inspiring
And the TV's always on
And the phone, it won't stop ringing
These bills, they keep on screaming
I'm paying for the things
We never really need
Wonder what he's doing right now?
Maybe walking through his simple field
Thinking about how
God has blessed him so
A man, his bride, his children, and his roses

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    I have now been to build church and other buildings in Piedras Negras, and to help Christians with Vacation Bible School near Mexico City, where in location one, Piedras, some lived in pallet homes, with fires in front in the cold, trying to improve govt. railroad right-of-way with any cobbled together structure, & eventually (sort-of) "own" it.

    And, near Mexico City, found loving city people, who live in homes the best of which -though they have plumbing & better electric - are the size of a two-story bedroom, here, in a McMansion... But they must be proud of it as we of ours, and more grateful, building their own furniture when not available, using the tiny space nearly; , yet share it with us and wait upon us as if we were movie stars, (if anyone covets that type of praise, you can just get off the internet, YouTube, and your blog, and go abroad & have it, after you accept Christ, while pleasing not angering Christ!) it is a real"reset" as Caedmon's Call sings, to return to lots more "stuff" as we have here.

    But the most TANTILIZING line, that caused me to look up these lyrics this a.m. is the one wherein America is whistfully spoken of, (& only once), as "Babylon"... And the rose-growing father's child, who moved to America is only mentioned as another (multicultural) "BRICK in Babylon-and, one who needs prayer..." - the mis-transposition of "brick" here is understandable if the writer isn't biblically literate. But it's significant.

    After I was saved, I gradually learned more of America's founding, and early Godly influences of the founders whom our schools now despise or ignor, including Pilgrims, George Wasjongton, Webster, et al; and I hated anyone on the despising left, or libertarians, who continued to tell me how bad America is (always because of our environmental issues or our residual racism or lack of socialism, though the VERY FIRST Christians, Pilgrims, experimented unsuccessfully with that Godless system & dropped it.) And NOT because of our personal sins, which all became political "rights" - or our betrayal of Christ, our helper.

    But in recent days, surveying the shameless sale of infant body parts, and public and governmental non-reaction to it & the ripping of pre-born children from mothers, after crushing their skulls, the spreading of this practice from us to the world; the rise of political correctness, once a joke when I attended college, which NOW has us about to sell out God's embassy on earth, Israel, (lest we be thought of as "Zionists, by the world!) - we have reason to fear!

    Add the diabolical removal of "Christmas" from our lexicon, and the speed and excitement with which our "educators" wish to rename the period of history after Christ, and before Him, as "the Common Era" (and "Bedore the Common Era" (which ignores Christ in addition to senselessly wasting precious ink and paper, lefties!) I can see us being broken and destroyed as was man's attempt to weld all humanity together under a god other than THE LORD, at the ancient Tower of Babel; -namely,the slime of our politically correct philosophy, our materialism, and immoral, baby-sacrificing satanic secularism.

    I think we Christians are to pray to save nation from total destruction; and for believers among us to be spared, and new believers to be added, as God, who desires destruction of nobody, wishes.

    But it is my feeling that the success of the hell-bound Jihadist (whom we & marines once easily vanquished at the Barbarie Coast, when we had more honor) and natural disasters alike - may actually come to judge & discipline first the church then the world, as many now prophesy and even see in visions.

    And, that moving to the USA, as mentioned diffidently in these lyrics, now no longer guarantee that one learns of US founding values, but more importantly, of Christ, our true founder; --even if one does NOT move to Dearbourn to try to form a cruel foreign nation here.

    And that fact does not bode well for us, particularly those who are trying by force & political correctness, to attach together beautiful multicultural "bricks" with the slime, or tar, of multiculturalism, not the strong masonry of Christ and God... Because, as with the image, in Revelation, with the feet of iron, held together with clay, only briefly - 'Til God came to destroy it - our efforts in this directing will fail, if only for the worldly policy reason that we have, in Ernest this year, apparently begun in earnest, welding EXPLOSIVE bricks into our national structure, under they eyes of BOTH politically correct parties, (and the Dwarfs of Godless libertarianism, also.)

    But these explosive bricks, risen to the very top of our government, though they will be likewise judged by God,, are, (as the cruel enemies of ancient Israel were), apparently God-sent, to a nation of sexual sin, drugs, ("pharmakia"), proud fullness of wealth, (for both great & small) and murder, of even Christ's favorites, THE VERY CHILDREN. And, - that all but God may be found liars, - this destruction will occur WITHOUT "global warming."
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