Slip Slidin’ Away

Paul Simon

Now God only knows, God makes his plan
The information’s unavailable to the mortal man.

I sang this recently at the Spondon Folk and Acoustic Club at the Vernon Arms. It was my opening song and the first time I had played there. It’s an easy listening song, and people were soon joining in the chorus.

However – it’s not easy listening if you take note of the lyrics. It’s a song about our mortality – how life is slip sliding’ away and it’s about a search for meaning. Does God have a plan for our lives – and is that where we can find meaning? It’s a huge topic and simple ‘proof text’ verses from the Bible won’t do it justice. I get encouragement that I’m not the only one who gets puzzled though – there is part of the debate in the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 1. I think I’m with Paul Simon on this one.

Author: Andy Meek

Guitarist and singer-songwriter trying to make more love in the world using rock 'n' roll.

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