Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Friday, June 01, 2012

mizry 'n heaven


god knows all of your jokes
knows where you buy your sweaters
he's the wheel, you're the spoke
never sends you a letter

you had the cross and the book
you had the preacher and pentacost
some folks did not follow suit
but you knew just who was boss

you were a god-fearing soul
spent your life just shivering
when you died, a new role
into eternal delivering

(chorus)
when He walks by
i start to flinch
i start to cry
He is the shadow on my heart
He is the shadow
i'm in eternal love
i'm in eternal safe harbor
but i spent my life
looking down and gritting my teeth
at what He planted beneath

god has heard all your stories
knows all about your dirty life
he remembers the night
when you buried the bloody knife
but that's alright

here in eternity
He is on your trail
you look like a second hand ghost
at the devil's garage sale
(best start reading some books, son)


(chorus)
when He walks by
i start to flinch
i start to cry
He is the shadow on my heart
He is the shadow
i'm in eternal love
i'm in eternal safe harbor
but i spent my life
looking down and gritting my teeth
at what He planted beneath


you ain't blinked in a while
you ain't even gone to the bathroom
i heard you sobbing last night
like a bride in an ancient tomb


maybe you can slip out
take a drive to the Ivory Coast
have a little barbecue
bring enough for the heavenly host


(chorus)
when He walks by
i start to flinch
i start to cry
He is the shadow on my heart
He is the shadow
i'm in eternal love
i'm in eternal safe harbor
but i spent my life
looking down and gritting my teeth
at what He planted beneath


god knows all of your jokes
knows where you buy your sweaters
he's the wheel, you're the spoke
never sends you a letter

you had the cross and the book
you had the preacher and pentacost
some folks did not follow suit
but you knew just who was boss

you were a god-fearing soul
spent your life just shivering
when you died, a new role
into eternal delivering

(chorus)
when He walks by
i start to flinch
i start to cry
He is the shadow on my heart
He is the shadow
i'm in eternal love
i'm in eternal safe harbor
but i spent my life
looking down and gritting my teeth
at what He planted beneath


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