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A caged bird in spring knows quite well that he might serve some end; he is well aware that there is something for him to do, but he cannot do it. What is it? he does not quite remember. Then some vague ideas occur to him, and he says to himself, "the others build their nests and lay their eggs and bring up their little ones"; and knocks his head against the bars of the cage. But the cage remains, and the bird is maddened by anguish.
– From a letter to his brother, Theo, Vincent Van Gogh; Borinage, July 1880

All those years and all those tears seem so distant to me,
And all these fears like millions of mirrors seem to be all I see.

But if only I could be a painter,
Or maybe I already am.
'Cause I see that I'm not what I'm supposed to be. . .
I guess that's what keeps haunting me.

By Jeff Johnson
© 1983 Sola Scriptura Songs (BMI)
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from Shadow Play, released March 15, 1983


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Jeff Johnson

ArkMusic recording artist, composer, producer, and Selah worship leader has released numerous solo recordings along with collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead's novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy. View Jeff's complete discography here: ... more

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