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.