Below you will find the lyrics to “Righg Moves” by Josh Ritter. I relate to the person in the song desperately wanting to know if the moves and words are right. For my most deepest heart’s desires and life’s most difficult to understand circumstances, I want an algorithim. But I’m facing something really jarring and really suprising and really difficult– that sometimes things AREN’T going to be clear. And sometimes, the frustration and confusion (my pastor Timothy Keel called it “tension” today) and the absence of being certain is where  God invites us to be. It is within the tension that he works. And it is from within the tension that peace springs up. But it isn’t a peace that we can orchestrate. And it’s really hard to accept that and apply it to life.  I hope I can accept that I will question and struggle and ruminate and I hope I can resign to grace and live in the tension where I know God is working….

All of a sudden now you’re back again
I thought you were happy with whoever
Or did you dream about me now and then
Did you look up at the stars and feeel something for the constellations

All those lovers circling round their loves
Slings and arrows, dogs and lions
Rivers separating touch from touch
The comedy of distance, the tragedy of separation

Am I making all the right moves
Am I singing you the right blues
Is there a chance that I could call you
Just to see how you are doing?

I said how is it that you come back to me?
You don’t need the stories of my scars
Or in the stars to tell you nothing’s free
I traded all the innocence I ever had for hesitation

I said won’t you tell me where you been?
You put a finger to my lips
And then you kissed me once and once again
The crickets all leapt up and met the moon with a standing ovation

Am I making all the right moves
Am I singing you the right blues
Is there a chance that I could call you
Just to see how you are doing?

I heard the night birds picking up the song
You threw your hair back and sang along
And I realized that I might lose you, you might lose me
Drift apart in the night and never know why and not know how

I said what if we are like the Northern sky?
What if there are things that come between us
That we can’t take back and we can’t make right?
You said, “I don’t know darlin’ but I’m here with you.
And we’re coming to the chorus now!”

Am I making all the right moves
Am I singing you the right blues
Is there a chance that I could call you
Just to see how you are doing?

Am I making all the right moves
Am I singing you the right blues
Is there a chance that I could call you
Just to see how you are doing?

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