Monday, May 11, 2009

Dandelions by Five Iron Frenzy

That trip to the flower field has had me singing this song for days.
I first heard it from a cd we gave to Jacob for Christmas maybe 10 years ago. He'd sing it or we'd sing it together. I always hoped he'd sing it in church.

Reading over the lyrics now, they seem perfect for Mother's Day. Isn't that a mother's greatest hope? That her children will see the Lord in her. That how she lives will bring them to a greater understanding of God and a desire to have a relationship & close walk with Him.

Artist : Five Iron Frenzy
Song : Dandelions

In a field of yellow flowers underneath the sun,
Bluest eyes that spark with lightning, boy with shoes undone.
He's young, so full of hope, reveling in tiny dreams,
Filling up his arms with flowers right for giving any queen.

Running to her beaming bright while cradling his prize.
A flickering of yellow light within his mother`s eyes.
She holds them to her heart, keeping them where they`ll be safe,
Clasped within her very marrow, dandelions in a vase.

She sees love where anyone else would see weeds.
All hope is found. Here is everything he needs.

Fathomless Your endless mercy, weight I could not lift.
Where do I fit in this puzzle? What good are these gifts?
Not a martyr, or a saint. Scarcely can I struggle through.
All that I have ever wanted was to give my best to You.

Lord, search my heart, create in me something clean.
Dandelions! You see flowers in these weeds.

Gently lifting hands to heaven, softened by the sweetest hush,
A Father sings over his children, loving them so very much.
More than words could warrant, deeper than the darkest blue,
More than sacrifice could merit, Lord, I give my heart to you.

Lord, search my heart. Create in me something clean.
Dandelions! You see flowers in these weeds.

I found the music video here on You Tube so enjoy.

And moms, remember that accepting those squashed flowers from that sweet, grubby hand can mean more than you ever realized.


Alice said...

never heard it, Patti. great lyrics and so true. thanks :O)

Anonymous said...

awesome song!