“So you’re gone…”

Filed under: — joe @ 11:56 am

This last weekend has been a pretty tough one to get through. Rhonda and I had to say goodbye to a couple of really good friends who are moving on to bigger and better things (literally since Delaware is so small). Our friends the Letz’s are moving to Texas (hence the “bigger” comment… ’cause everything is bigger in texas, I know, I’ve seen the spiders down there!) and will be dearly missed. Kevin and I have spent many a late night talking about Calvinism, the Church and Veggietales. Not to mention their two cute kids who will be growing up far, far away from us. At the same time, we had to say goodbye to our piano player at church and her family who are moving to Tennessee. Another family that we’ll dearly miss. So, the already small state of Delaware feels a little smaller today and I’m a bit sad about it. I guess that’s the price you pay for living in an air force town… people come and go but it never gets any easier. However, I know that God has them where He wants them to be and I’m not gonna argue with that. The good thing is, as a travelling musician I’m bound to be near them at some point. If not, I’m always up for a road trip!

So in honor of my good friends leaving, here are the words to one of my favorite songs written by my friend Derek Webb (back in his Caedmons Call days). Take care and I’ll talk to you real soon.

Can’t lose you- written by Derek Webb

So you’re gone but I know you’re not so far away
You’re a call on the phone or a ride on a plane
But that just isn’t the same, yeah well

That’s ok because I was never home anyway
So now everyone’s evolving and I am just the same
As I was ten years ago, but I don’t know
Maybe the simple life is more the way to go
But then again, I’m mostly all alone

‘Cause I’m losing everyone
But I know I can’t lose you
And maybe my time will come
But I know I can’t lose you

The older I get well, the more that life is making sense
And it’s similar to traffic of being president
‘Cause I’m not the one in control
You grab a hold
I’m just a hammer helping to nail the future down
But it’s getting hard making my friends leave town

But maybe I missed the nose right on my face
For what’s just past it
And maybe I have the gift that everyone speaks to highly of
Funny how nobody wants it

Grace and peace

3 Responses to ““So you’re gone…””

  1. Geof Says:

    I had good friends move recently, and I ripped the lyrics, too. Funny how songs take on meaning to us.

  2. joe Says:

    that’s pretty funny, that song has definitely been my life’s thesis statement a few too many times. the bad part of all this is that now, rhonda will have to listen to my theoligical rantings since there is no one around to buffer them : )

  3. the Sage Says:

    You may send all your theological rantings to me. I will embroider them on a hankie and send them to theFool as a Christmas present.

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