Elisha's Bones

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I was old my body was failing
I gave you arrows and said “Hit the ground”
You hit three times I said “Hope will be found”

About that time my body stopped working
About that time I was into my grave
They rolled in the stone and walked away

It was spring and people were hungry
It was spring and there was no food
Bandits came to see what they could do

Your funeral was a sad affair
The bandits came and your family got scared
They rolled away my stone and threw you in

As soon as we touched your body started working
As soon as we touch you're up on your feet
Jumping, dancing, saying “God is great”

If I had lungs you know I’d be singing
If I had muscles left in my legs
I’d get up and dance with you today

Cuz I can’t see, can’t smell, I can’t run
I can’t walk or talk, feel the sun
My body’s waiting for resurrection

I know why you’re singing all the time
I can’t and I won’t tell you where to die
It’s not my bones, it’s not my life
I can’t and I won’t tell you how


from The Way We Should Have Been, released January 10, 2015



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