Listen to the new album from Sarah Sparks!
Listen to the new album from Sarah Sparks!

JFH Song Lyrics

  Artist List   /   Sara Groves   /   Floodplain


         


04. Floodplain

Floodplain
by Sara Groves



 

some hearts are built on a floodplain
keeping one eye on the sky for rain
you work for the ground that gets washed away
when you live closer

closer to the life and the ebb and flow
closer to the edge of I donít know
closer to thatís the way it goes
some hearts are built on a floodplain

and itís easy to sigh on a high bluff
look down and ask when youíve had enough
will you have the sense to come on up
or will you stay closer

closer to the danger and the rolling deep
closer to the run and the losing streak
and what brings us to our knees
some hearts live here

oh the river it rushes to madness
and the water it spreads like sadness
and thereís no high ground
and thereís no high ground
closer to the danger and the rolling deep
closer to the run and the losing streak
and what brings us to our knees

closer to the life and the ebb and flow
closer to the edge of I donít know
closer to Lord please send a boat
some hearts are built here


Words and music by Sara Groves

Behind the Song:
First a metaphor for my journey with anxiety and depression, and then in sympathy for people caught in cycles of generational poverty and violence ďWithout the world noticing, the locusts of common, criminal violence are right now ravaging the lives and dreams of billions of our poorest neighbors.Ē ― Gary A. Haugen, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

 

 

 

go to main Album page
Return to Full List of Artists

 

           
Listen to the new single from MercyMe!

Search JFH



This Wednesday, November 13
Wande No Limits - Single [Reach]


This Thursday, November 14
Future of Forestry Light Has Come (independent)


This Friday, November 15
David & Nicole Binion Dwell Christmas [Integrity Music]
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Let It Snow (ft. Ellie Holcomb) - Single [Magnolia Music]
Jason Gray Remind Me You're Here - Single [Centricity]
KJ-52 Victory Lap (independent)
Donnie McClurkin A Different Song [CamDon Music/RCA Inspiration]


Next Friday, November 22
Mark Bishop Beautiful Day [Crossroads]
CTZN Worship Welcome Home [Dream Worship]
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors untitled Christmas EP [Magnolia Music]
Jay Stone Singers Timeless [Crossroads]
Jars of Clay / SHEL A Family Christmas - EP [Gray Matters]
The McCrary Sisters A Very McCrary Christmas [Universal]
Slick Shoes Broadcasting Live [Tooth & Nail]
Mark Tedder We Call You Jesus - Single [7Core Music]
3 Heath Brothers Who We Are [Crossroads/Horizon]
What We Do In Secret Repose [Facedown]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new single from Teressa Mahoney!




Listen to the new album from David's Tent!