The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“A heart that’s full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won’t heal
You look so tired, unhappy
Bring down the government
They don’t, they don’t speak for us
I’ll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide

And no alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit
My final bellyache with

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please

Such a pretty house
And such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises
(Let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises
(Let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises, please
(Let me out of here)”
– Lyrics to the 1998 Radiohead song No Surprises. (Best covered in a retro style, by singer/clarinetist Chloe Feoranzo.)




7 Comments

  1. Sad to read the words of the song. I guess you posted it for a reason. It has made me think and reflect. At times we think that God has left us and crawl into a hole. I pray that the light may find it’s way into our soul.

    We are in dark times, as all of our fathers have been. Some of them broke some of them found strength. They were our fathers and mothers who gave their all for us, as we shall for God is always at our side.

    Thank you for Posting

    1. Here is some grace for you by way of my sweet spouse:

      Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation
      From the Center for Action and Contemplation

      When a young man named Jesus came to affiliate with John’s movement through baptism, John said, “There he is! He is the one!” Under Jesus’ leadership, the movement grew and expanded in unprecedented ways. . . . It rose again through a new generation of leaders like James, Peter, John, and Paul, who were full of the Spirit of Jesus. They created learning circles in which activists were trained to extend the movement locally, regionally, and globally. Wherever activists in this movement went, the Spirit of Jesus was alive in them, fomenting change and inspiring true aliveness. . . .
      [Christianity] began as a revolutionary nonviolent movement promoting a new kind of aliveness on the margins of society. . . . It claimed that everyone, not just an elite few, had God-given gifts to use for the common good. It exposed a system based on domination, privilege, and violence and proclaimed in its place a vision of mutual service, mutual responsibility, and peaceable neighborliness. It put people above profit, and made the audacious claim that the Earth belonged not to rich tycoons or powerful politicians, but to the Creator who loves every sparrow in the trees and every wildflower in the field. It was a peace movement, a love movement, a joy movement, a justice movement, an integrity movement, an aliveness movement.

      Carry on

  2. I hate to make a negative comment but I am sorry. Unless I am reading the lyrics wrong that is a terrible quote of the day.

    Dispare is understandable but it is not something to accept. It should be fought tooth and nail.

    I don’t know. Maybe that is what JWR is trying to communicate and I am too dense to get it?

  3. Reading this quote, I see a man with no hope. The more our society rejects God the less hope, hence the increasing suicide rates, drug and alcohol use and superheroes. We were created by God to seek after Him. As people reject God their innate desire is to seek out something that will provide fulfillment. Unfortunately for them only God can provide true fulfillment. Only God can provide true peace, joy and hope. See Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Timothy 1:1, 1 Peter 1:3, Hebrews 6:19, Titus 1:2, 1 Thessalonians 4:13, Colossians 1:23. This quote should inspire us further to do the work God ordained for us – to share the Gospel of Christ to people who are lost and without hope.
    Gods grace and peace to you.

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