Thoughts and Prayers

Album: Help Us Stranger (2019)
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  • How can the grim reaper creep
    If he really doesn't have the time?
    And how long would you sleep
    If the sun decided not to shine?

    There's a man who lives up the block
    He doesn't even own a clock
    Sometimes he stays awake for days
    He's doing it his own way

    I used to give my friends a call
    Now there's no one left at all
    I think my father used to say
    There's got to be a different way
    To make myself feel OK
    Or maybe that's just how he used to pray

    And who cares how people live
    If living's all they got?
    And who knows how money grows?
    Drop a nickel in the pot

    I wrote a letter down to you
    Like I'm Sullivan Ballou
    It's a recipe for blue
    Like it's 1862

    Maybe I'm just a cast away
    Or a poor boy led astray
    There's no one left here to betray
    The only child of the earth
    Nobody left here to give birth
    It's hard to tell what that's worth

    I used to look up at the sky
    Up at the beautiful blue sky
    But now the earth has turned to gray
    There's got to be a better way
    To talk to God and hear her say
    There are reasons why it is this way Writer/s: Brendan Benson, John Anthony White
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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