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ahhh..
Brock’s tune. #10.
brock, identical twin of bryan, played bass in the band. he was the hipster of the group, always dancing, raving, funking up place. he could dance like a mix of the dubstepper meets gene kelly. while working on “shipwrecked”, brock came to me with these crazy riffs he’d composed and told me he wanted me to write a song with it. these two twins lock up like a rhythm machine, like a metronome or an electronic kit. talk about entrainment. geesh. The entire song was harmonics on the guitar and i was already flipping out that they’d been able to do this crazy shit, but it was like a rescue act- brock wanted me to write a love song in the midst of all of this crazy shipwrecked stuff.

brock’s tune was a ship that saves.

after hours of talking, we realized that love was such a crazy thing. we all kind of love one another in some way, you know? we got into this deep spiritual talk about how loving someone was like the love of God and the universe was gifting us and we should appreciate it as such. love, as a gift, love, as a relationship with the Other, and love, as a vision. Unity can be a very frightening thing; knowing that you are found, knowing that you are not alone, knowing that God is with you….. brock was always encouraging me to “let go” –

so i dedicated the song to St. Paul’s shipwreck at Malta, being that after they wrecked at Malta, the voyage was off to sea on another ship, an Alexandrian ship, one with the twin gods as figurehead, Castor and Pollux, better known to many as Gemini (the constellation & patron of sailors).

so i wrote these lyrics with all of this in mind, the verses are palindromic, which kind of reminded me of the twins…the chorus, on Brock’s request, was to be like a pyrimidal peak…

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alone
feeling all of hope is ruin
atone
yourself and wander in tune

hide
you fear that one and one makes two
side by side
now pray tell who is who

for the first time there was so much more than nothing
heart racing, embracing You
for the first time there was so much more than nothing
heart racing, embracing You

you smiled, this time you smiled, this trial was right
you tried, this time you tried denied

for the first time there was so much more than nothing
heart racing, embracing you
for the first time there was so much more than nothing
heart racing, embracing you

who is who
tell pray now side by side
two
makes one and one that fear you hide

tune
in wander and yourself atone
ruin
is hope of all feeling alone

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If you haven’t read the chapters about the shipwreck, you should- Acts 27 & 28 tell the story of storm, miracle, prophecy, vision, salvage- all quite inspiring as we each have a path to walk with disasters, transformations, and divination of our own. And you’ll see right in the text that the twins were there as a life source on the saving ship:)

Here’s a recent archeological ruin study checking out the “4 anchors” that were found off of Malta’s coast.

http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer.swf?aid=14087
(Acts 27 & 28)

and for an up-to-date look at Malta, check out this awesome blog!