"I am the same man that I used to be /
I look the same in a lineup, at least /
Across a battlefield..."
It's one thing to deal with how other people respond to us when we change.
But how do we deal with ourselves?
How do we reconcile our longing for the simplicity of the past with our new – and increasingly complex – perspectives? The allure of the known. The loss of familiarity. Nostalgia. Heartbreak. "Regret stacked up on grief..." None of it is comfortable when we find ourselves in the immediate fallout – the result of a hurt that's still lingering somewhere nearby, and still refusing to let us look away from the mess (or our part in making it).
"...Like any existential crisis / You can't know what the price is /
Until you feel the flame..."
OUR SECOND EPISODE DANCES WITH THE THEMES AND IDEAS OF 'THE DEVIL YOU KNOW' – THE SECOND TRACK ON DEREK WEBB'S NEW ALBUM, 'FINGERS CROSSED.'
THE SONG ITSELF ALSO PROVIDES THE ENTIRE MUSICAL AND SONIC BACKDROP TO THE PHONE CALLS AND CORRESPONDENCE WE ARE FEATURING THIS WEEK.
"...The devil you know /
Who's calling to ask just one more chance to break your heart."
– The Devil You Know
ABOUT SEASON ONE:
Derek Webb has described his new album, 'Fingers Crossed,' as "a tale of two divorces." Our first season of The Airing of Grief Podcast dives into the album track-by-track, with each song providing the themes and musical backdrop for an accompanying episode. Whether you're new to Derek's music or a longtime fan, the topics discussed and the stories of our guests should prove themselves to be a compelling journey for any listener. Wherever you might find yourself on issues of faith or spirituality, there is room at the table for all of these voices to be heard and celebrated. Raw, real, and authentic, The Airing of Grief strives to be a safe place to strip away the pretense and really listen to the heart.