I bought Natalie Maines' new CD and over the weekend listened to it and the last song on the album just took my breath away. It's called "Take it on Faith". I just felt so connected to it because it made me think of Rodger and my young marriage. I would venture to guess that it makes many people think of their marriages. These are the lyrics.
There is only one road in and out of my heart
I don’t know where it ends or where it starts but the night is young, younger than we
So let’s burn right and wrong
I’ll forgive you and you’ll forgive me
Take it on faith that I’ll be there when the pain comes and I’ll take it on faith that you will try, try not to run when the it’s hard, so hard.
I can be on fire, yeah I can hold my own but inside I’m just a girl who’s scared to be alone
Today was hard but tomorrow’s new and if you’re there for me I’ll be there for you
Yes I will see you through
And I’m taking on faith that I’ll be there when the pain comes and I’ll take it on faith that you will try try not to run when it’s hard, so hard
I’ll take it on faith that you’ll be there when the pain comes
Oh, take it on faith that you will try try not to run
Oh take it on faith
It's just that even though Rodger and I have been together for quite some time, marriage is still so new to us. You go into it so wildly unprepared, as with so much in life, and you hope for the best and you try and do your best. And sometimes your expectations are unfair. And sometimes your communication isn't clicking. But you love each other. And you keep trying. And more than anything you have to realize that you love that person for who they are as they love you for who you are. And neither of those people are perfect.
And we never take for granted how lucky we are to have each other. And we keep working on doing better.
This is a video of Natalie Maines singing this song with Ben Harper. On the album it's just her. It's a great album.