Album: Before These Crowded Streets (1998)
  • Isn't it strange
    How we move our lives for another day
    Like skipping a beat
    What if a great wave should wash us all away
    Just thinking out loud
    Don't mean to dwell on this dying thing
    But looking at blood
    It's alive right now
    Deep and sweet within
    Pouring through our veins
    Intoxicate moving wine to tears
    Drinking it deep
    Then an evening spent dancing
    It's you and me
    This love will open our world
    From the dark side we can see a glow of something bright
    There's much more than we see here
    Don't burn the day away
    Is this not enough
    This blessed sip of life
    Is it not enough
    Staring down at the ground
    Oh then complain and pray more from above
    Greedy little pig
    Stop just watch your world trickle away
    Oh it's your problem now
    It'll all be dead and gone in a few short years
    Just love will open our eyes
    Just love will put the hope in our minds
    Much more than we could ever know
    Don't burn the day away
    Come sister my brother
    Shake up your bones shake up your feet
    I'm saying open up
    And let the rain come pouring in
    Wash out this tired notion
    That the best is yet to come
    But while you're dancing on the ground
    Don't think of when you're gone
    Love love what more is there
    We need the light of love in here
    Don't beat your head
    Dry your eyes
    Let the love in there
    There are bad times
    But that's ok
    Just look for love in it
    Don't burn the day away
    Look
    Here are we
    On this starry night staring into space
    And I must say
    I feel as small as dust
    Lying down here
    What point could there be troubling
    Head down wondering what will become of me
    Why concern we cannot see
    But no reason to abandon it
    Time is short but that's all right
    Maybe I'll go in the middle of the night
    Take your hands from your eyes, my love
    Everything must end some time
    Don't burn the day away
    Come sister my brother
    Shake up your bones shake up your feet
    I'm saying open up
    And let the rain come flooding in
    Wash out this tired notion
    That the best is yet to come
    But while you're dancing on the ground
    Don't think of when you're gone
    Love love what more is there
    We need the light of love in here
    Don't beat your head
    Dry your eyes
    Let the love in there
    There are bad times
    But that's ok
    Just look for love in itWriter/s: BOYD C. TINSLEY, CARTER A. BEAUFORD, DAVID JOHN MATTHEWS, LEROI H. MOORE, STEFAN K. LESSARD
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  • Matt from Kinzers, PaThis is probably my favorite song lyrically
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