18 February 2010

Bless this Mess

God bless the man who stumbles
God bless the man who falls
God bless the man who yields to temptation

God bless the woman who suffers
God bless the woman who weeps
God bless the children trying her patience

Trouble getting over it
is what you're in for
so pour yourself another
'cause it'll take a steady pair of hands

Holy or unholy ghost
well now I can't tell but either way you cut it
you should get some distance if you plan
to make a stand

God bless the house divided
God bless the weeds in the wheat
God bless the lamp hid under a bushel

I discovered hell to be the poison in the well
so I tried to warn the others of the curse

but then my body turned on me
I dreamt it for eternity
my family would burn
then I awoke
with a wicked thirst

by my baby's yellow bed
I kissed her forehead and rubbed her little tummy
wondering if she'd soon despise the smell
of the booze on my breath like her mom

through a darkened mirror
I have seen my own reflection
and it makes me want to be a better man
after another drink

God bless the man at the crossroads
God bless the woman who still can't sleep
God bless the history that doesn't repeat

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