Friday, July 14, 2006

Sinner's Prayer

Every Friday, Elisson gives a list of what his ipod is spewing forth, and ask's the burning question, "What are YOU listening to?" I usually give lyrics to a song that I've heard in the last 24 hours that I like, or find apropo. The song I chose this week was Sinner's Prayer by Slaid Cleaves, a song I always liked anyway, and then I reread the lyrics as I put them in his comments... Well...

I'm not living like I should
I want to be a better man
A sinner's prayer upon my lips
A broken promise in my hand
I know that there will come a day
A heavy price I'll have to pay
I keep pretending to be good
But I'm not living like I should

I'm not living like I should
I've let the mystery slip away
The night goes by in dreamless sleep
I'm chasing foolish things all day
I walk this town just like a ghost
I don't know what I miss the most
I'd believe in something if I could
I'm not living like I should

When people see me on the street
They think they see an honest man
They don't know what lies beneath
But some of them would understand
They know the soul and what it hides
You sometimes see it in their eyes
A guilty man where a child once stood
I'm not living like I should

I'm not living like I should
The wolves howl, the robin sings
The world keeps spinning round and round
I wait for mercy's angel wings
Another day another year
Death keeps whispering in my ear
I say a prayer I knock on wood
I'm not living like I should

I'm not living like I should
I want to be a better man
A sinner's prayer upon my lips
A broken promise in my hands
A squandered gift, a wasted day
Time chases life away
I just wanted to be good
But I'm not living like I should


...It could be true.

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2 Comments:

At July 15, 2006 9:52 AM, Blogger Jean said...

...could be true for a lot of us.

 
At July 17, 2006 6:43 PM, Anonymous You know who......... said...

You had something to do with making me a better person....does that count?

 

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