lifeblood: songs: lyrics: a mighty thing


don't fear the gun
fear the man
that's what they taught me
when i was young

don't hate the sinner
hate the sin
i add it up
it don't make sense

they dipped my head
into the holy well
to save me from
the fires of hell

saying jesus died
so you could shine
and you can't
beat that deal

they say walk your talk
but when i walk
i stumble
on what i say

how can my words
be mightier
when my fear
gets in the way

they dipped my head
into the holy well
i held my breath
i was scared as hell

jesus died
so i could shine
you can't
beat that deal

but the boyfriend
at the football game
the teacher
at the gym

they taught me
how to hate myself
how could i shine
(how could i shine)
i cannot win

there's a battle cry
in my insides
my moral compass
it is a mess

i'm bound to find out
in the end
that i failed
their doggone test

they dipped my head
into the holy well
they couldn't save me
from myself

if jesus died
so i could shine
how come my light
it grows so dim

i fear the gun
i fear the man
my insides
i fear especially

i fear the boy
walking down my road
even though i know
he fears me

because the bullet
is a mighty thing
a teacher
is a mighty thing

words and music by amy ray


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