Paul McCartney wrote the famous ballad entitled The Long and Winding Road when inspired by the farmlands around his Scottish home. He wrote it during a time of tension between band members of the Beatles and then it was published in 1970, just after the break up of the band. I remember being very upset that they were no longer together after changing the popular music scene forever.
This is a sad song. Tonight I understand the many sentiments expressed within the lyrics that go with this sweet melody: melancholy to a sense of unmet longing:
When the road goes on too long before you reach your destination or you never really reach the destination you set out to find . . .
Where the twists and turns push you beyond the roadways onto the rough gravel, shaking you up quite a bit . . .
Who comes along with you sometimes wishes they were not there at all then comes around to being alright in your company after all the weary miles together . . .
What you find dashes the dreams you once had, leaving you with emptiness before the Throne of Grace where all roads eventually will arrive anyways . . .
And you shed deeper tears than you ever knew before in your pain and anguish . . .
Such is the song in my broken heart tonight. All I can say to the God above or beyond is, “I need you now more than ever. Please lead me back to your door . . . let me know the way.” JJ