Deafness

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Inspired by St. Ignatius' Rule for Discernment 317.4 on Spiritual Desolation.

Spiritual desolation is the exact opposite of spiritual consolation. Our souls are troubled, we concentrate on worldly issues, we are restless, lazy, and sad. We are, in essence, turned away from God.

The lyrics, especially the “I try so hard to understand…” chorus, are meant to be a person in desolation speaking personally to God.

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I read the news today
And I just can’t shake it
Hate on every side
I wish you knew me

I try so hard to understand
I try so hard to love you
But you can’t hear me

The bar is full again
Life at half mast
Moments wasted away
Another lonely day

I try so hard to understand
I try so hard to love you
But you can’t hear me

Can’t get out of bed
Disappointed
If I don’t make it to work
I’ll be over

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from Little by Little, released May 5, 2016

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Erik Ritland Saint Paul

Rock n' roll. Country western. Blues. Folk. Americana.

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