Sunday, September 26, 2010

Songs with words :: Guy Penrod's Every Saint


"He climbed down off that old john deere wiping sweat and I was wiping tears
He saw me coming across them cotton rows, he was 78 and I was 21
Feeling guilty for who I’d become, and then the toughest man I knew pulled me close
He said son no matter what you’ve done, you gotta know

It aint that you fall but that you get back up
Lifes more about faith, that it is about luck
Man makes a living by the work he does
But he’ll leave his mark cause of who he was
My boots have walked that road so son remember
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future

See I never knew the cane he raised he was a man of God a man of faith
He said, Let me tell you bout the way I used to be, I run from the law and I’d run shy
I’ve had some bar-room brawls and a shotgun bride,
till one night in a tent revival I hit my knees
then Jesus got my heart and I believed

It aint that you fall but that you get back up
Lifes more about faith, that it is about luck
Man makes a living by the work he does
But he’ll leave his mark cause of who he was
My boots have walked that road so son remember
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future

In the pages of the Good book you can read about liars, losers cheats and thieves
Who were changed so there’s hope for you and me

It aint that you fall but that you get back up
Lifes more about faith, that it is about luck
Man makes a living by the work he does
But he’ll leave his mark cause of who he was
My boots have walked that road so son remember
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future
Every sinner has a future"
Guy Penrod - Every Saint (Spotify link)

I listen to a lot and I mean a lot of music... and a healthy proportionate of this music is instrumental.

This afternoon... after a morning full of Classic FM... Olly made a comment about wanting to hear songs with words. She'd been listening to the new Guy Penrod album for a wee while now (God bless Spotify) and was raving about it. So I opened up Spotify on my MacBook Pro and we started to listen over a lovely lunch of ham salad sandwiches and hot cups of tea.

The lyrics above are from the third track on Breathe Deep... and they caught my attention.

Yes, its Country... but so was Johnny Cash. There are only two types of music: good and bad ... and this really moved me. I love songs that tell stories and set out profound ideas very simply. This is one such song, in my opinion.

I believe in transformation... and this song reminded me of this.

Thanks Olly.

Tx
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