Saturday, November 25, 2006

the mission & the wedding dress

Tonight my parents and I watched the 1986 film, The Mission. Right now I don’t have words. It will take me take me a few days to process that movie. So, right now I want to borrow someone’s words.

As I sat down the computer, and turned on my iTunes I found myself being caught up in Derek Webb’s, “Wedding Dress”. It’s one of those songs that’s an experience. Each time I listen to this honest and vulnerable song a part of me understands it deeper. I think The Mission is much like "Wedding Dress". It's going to have to sit with me for awhile and I with it.

I encourage to give this song a listen at Derek's myspace.

WEDDING DRESS
by Derek Webb

If you could love me as a wife
and for my wedding gift, your life
Should that be all I’d ever need
or is there more I’m looking for

and should I read between the lines
and look for blessings in disguise
To make me handsome, rich, and wise
Is that really what you want

I am a whore I do confess
But I put you on just like a wedding dress
and I run down the aisle
and I run down the aisle
I’m a prodigal with no way home
but I put you on just like a ring of gold
and I run down the aisle to you

So could you love this bastard child
Though I don’t trust you to provide
With one hand in a pot of gold
and with the other in your side

I am so easily satisfied
by the call of lovers so less wild
That I would take a little cash
Over your very flesh and blood

Because money cannot buy
a husband’s jealous eye
when you have knowingly deceived his wife

2 comments:

Amy said...

I've seen this movie twice (once at UE for World Cultures and once with the family) and bawled both times. If anyone's not seen this movie, you should; it will affect you more than you know.

On a brighter note-Jennifer, glad you seem to be recovering so well!

Deborah said...

Oh Jenn, this movie I love so, so many ways. I was so moved by it I reviewed on Amazon. If I hear the soundtrack anywhere, it stops me in my tracks and I reflect.

Cold Mountain had a similar affect on me also.