rizing82 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:49 pm
Steer your way, O my heart, though I have no right to ask
To the one who was never, never equal to the task
Who knows he's been convicted, who knows he will be shot
- This one I'm pretty clueless about. Some notion of Leonard not feeling worth for asking God/Jesus for help. But it is pretty loose impression.
Anyone willing to take on this part of song in discussion, I'm happy to talk about.
although your post was long ago, I will try to reconsider this part:
I have the impression, that LC speaks this poem to his own heart (and sharing this in a very compassionate way with his reader, who is living a similar experience). He understands the heart, as being unequal to the incredibly huge task of life. The relationships (past the women), the experience of pain (being sometimes the realest aspect in the experience), the research of truth and goodness...
And the heart has to deal with all these challenges. "Steer your way" sounds to me like:
"I profoundly understand your difficulty, heart, but stay awake, do not give up hope, keep on seeking, keep on being present etc."
Actually the verse, you say you are clueless about, seems so beautiful and deep to me!