I Don't Know

Ok, so I know it's been WAY too long since I've updated the Drawing Board page. And I know I said I'd try to get you a clip or demo or something from the new Caedmon's record.

Well, today I'm doing something about it.

This song is one that I wrote for the new record, but I don't think it'll make it. You never know, though, so we'll see. Anyway, I wrote this after a conversation Cliff and I had about war, pacifism, Southern Baptists and the fact that we continually feel how we know less and less.

And yes, the first verse is a true story. The "Mark" refers to Mark Lockett from the Normals and the "we" refers to Derek Webb and me.

HERE IS THE SONG. It's called I Don't Know

And here are the lyrics...

it was the haunted-most house
in the great state of California
we were peering through the windows
not believing but a little creeped out

and we never heard him coming
Mark can be so quiet when he wants to
he screamed and we ran
and he laughed and we were turning red

cause it can be anything
that shows me

I don’t know
so many things I don’t know
I don’t know
so many things I don’t know

and we’re not the only nation
who thinks that we are always the good guy
who prays
and believes that God is on their side

you know it’s hard to sleep
when you’re living in a frightened country
to kiss my girls good night
amid the rumors of war

it doesn’t take very much to show me

cause safety is an idol
the easiest to worship
and we can hide our secrets
beneath a banner or a flag
cause to love my enemy
means an awful lot of questions
and I know You’re the answer
but I don’t know what that means