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06. Safe To Land

The Long Fall Back To Earth
by Jars of Clay



 

Getting tired from all this circling
Not much grace left on a broken wing
I feel the wind trying to push me down
It happens every time I get to town

I search for shelter near the mines we swept
I guess forgiveness hasn’t happened yet
There are no words that I can say to you
To turn this careless sky from black to blue
So I’m asking you

Is it safe, is it safe to land?
‘Cause I’m not going far on an empty heart
Is it safe, is it safe to land?
‘Cause the long fall back to earth is the hardest part

I’m in no weather for apology
I need your runway lights to burn for me
And if you say that I can come around
I’ll love you right, I won’t let you down
I won’t let you down
‘Cause I’m coming home, if these wheels touch down

I’m coming home, i’m waking you up
In the middle of the night, I’m not giving up
I’m gonna stay, till we make it work
We’re not going down even if it gets worse
We’ll work it out, yeah, we’ll work it out
I need your light, guide me in

Is it safe?


(Jars of Clay) © 2008 Bridge Building / Pogostick Music (BMI). All rights for the world on behalf of Pogostick Music administered by Bridge Building.

Behind the Song:
DAN HASELTINE: “A lot of bands write road songs -- like Journey’s ‘Faithfully’ -- about what it feels like to miss one’s family when you’re on the road -- but nobody writes songs about what it feels like to come home from the road and to try to reconnect with your family. One of the toughest parts about traveling as an artist is that, if you're married and have a family, you create these different worlds. You have to, because your family has to go on and keep living when you're gone, and you have to find a way to exist while you’re away from your family. Then you get back together, and it's a whole new puzzle to try to figure out how you fit together. So, this song asks, ‘How do you find your footing as a family again after so much time apart?’”

 

 

 

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