Monday, August 17, 2009

"Bite My Tongue"

(by Relient K)

"I was gonna spell it out, every detail, but
I dropped the call before I spilled my guts
The floor stayed clean, like my conscience would be
'Cause if you heard anything, you didn't hear it from me

I'm sweeping up the seconds that tick off the clock
Saving them for later, when I'm too ticked to talk
And I need some time to search my mind
To locate the words that seem so hard to find

And sometimes I say things that
I wish that I could take back
The most crucial thing I lack is the thing called "tact"

And if you're always so intently listening
Then the smartest thing to say
Is to tell myself not to say a thing

Yeah I gotta keep quiet, quiet
Don't let it all come undone
'Cause if I dare open my mouth
It'll just be to bite my tongue
To bite my tongue

It seems I'm always close-minded with an open mouth
And the worst of me just seems to come right out
But I've never broken bones with a stone or a stick
But I've conjured up a phrase that can cut to the quick

'Cause sometimes I say things that
I wish that I could take back
And the smartest thing to say is to tell myself to keep

Quiet, quiet
Don't let it all come undone
'Cause if I dare open my mouth
It'll just be to bite my tongue
Yeah, I gotta keep quiet, quiet
Listen to Your voice
Because the power of Your words
Can repair all that I've destroyed

And when I finally do let it come from You
The peace of understanding grips my soul
You're the reason I
Have meaning in this life
So I swallow all my pride and give You control
Give it to You

Chorus..."

It was a toss up between two Relient K tunes ("Bite My Tongue" and "Come Right Out & Say It") for today's theme song! I had a bit of drama today, & I'll have you know, I did bite my tongue. In hindsight, though, I probably should have come right out & said it! I'm not one to intentionally hurt people's feelings, so I didn't say everything that I could have said. The problem is, some things need to be said. I should have thought of these words (from the song I didn't choose today), "Even if the words are gonna hurt, we're better off this way". Then maybe I could have mustered some courage & spelled it all out!

2 comments:

jessica mohr said...

Lol...do "they" read your blog??? I can type what you might have said if "they" will see it, that way I am the bad guy. :o)

lewiston said...

i can definitely relate to those lyrics! b&w personality, but needing to just give God control and be gracious to others.