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The Sarah Project Experience - DAY 1

TATTOO OF A LILY*

This song is so close to my heart, y’all. I really do wanna get the tattoo as a reminder of the scripture… "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” (Matthew 6:28-29) Whoo! Solomon was filthy rich and he still couldn’t dress himself like God dressed those lilies. The lilies aren't worried about a thing. They are taken care of and I am too. I struggle to remember that sometimes. I’d love the tattoo as a cool reminder. 

 

Quick story: My husband and I were at Venice beach one day. On a whim we decided we'd get tattoos. Finally I was gonna have my lily. We walked up to one of the tattoo parlors out there. From outside the door (which was wide open) we could hear the buzz of the needle as the artist worked on a customer. We looked at each other and were like, “Nahhhh…” French fries seemed more attractive and less painful at the time. I’m so allergic to pain. He got me a jagua ink tattoo of the lily later. It was fun while it lasted. I  seriously want to work up the courage to do the real tattoo though. :-)

*lyrics below

TATTOO OF A LILY

Hook

I think I want a tattoo of a lily

Cause lilies never worry

They just stand there in their beauty

They do, they do

I think I want a tattoo of a lily

Cause lilies never worry

They just stand there in their beauty

And know that everything's gon' be alright

Alright, alright, alright

They know that everything's gon' be alright

Alright, alright, alright

They know that everything's gon' be

Verse 1

It's like Gibraltar is falling

And everywhere I go is like an avalanche

Why won't the darkness quit callin'

I just wanna stand a chance

I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna fall

Like September

And I just need a way, I just need a way, I just need a way

To remember

So...

Hook

I think I want a tattoo of a lily

Cause lilies never worry

They just stand there in their beauty

They do, they do

I think I want a tattoo of a lily

Cause lilies never worry

They just stand there in their beauty

And know that everything's gon' be alright

Alright, alright, alright

They know that everything's gon' be alright

Alright, alright, alright

They know that everything's gon' be

Verse 2

Smiling to get through the moment

And all the while inside a hurricane of tears is

Flooding everything I know

Drowning out my confidence

But I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna fall

Like September

And I just need a way, I just need a way, I just need a way

To remember

So...

Hook

I think I want a tattoo of a lily

Cause lilies never worry

They just stand there in their beauty

They do, they do

I think I want a tattoo of a lily

Cause lilies never worry

They just stand there in their beauty

And if I can remember

Alternate Hook

I wanna believe that it'll be alright

I just wanna breathe like it'll be alright

Set my heart at ease like it'll be alright

Lesson from a flower -- it's gon' be alright

Alright, alright, alright

Lesson from a flower -- it's gon' be alright

Alright, alright, alright

They know that everything's gon' be