Friday, March 6, 2009

Bethlehem

I usually write in a notebook, so I was surprised to find this song on my computer. I figured it was a sign. I remember writing it on a Saturday AM. So, this is what I will go into the studio with today:

Think on me lovingly
If you think of me at all
Disconnect me from the power lines
In your brain' s hallowed halls
Be With Me Now
Be With Me Now
I've bowed my head to walk the miles
Back to Bethlehem

Sweet Lord I've been suffering
There's a war inside my head
I used to be sure of many things
But those knots came loose I'm afraid
Be with me now
Be with me now
I've bowed my head to walk the miles
Back to Bethlehem

B B (add G# bass)
Salt in the wounds
E
Supper on the vine
B B (add G# bass)
I've got legs and arms that work
E
But a heart that will not climb
F# E
Speak for me now
F# E
Speak for me now
B F# B E
My throat is dull from cannibals
E F# B
Along the road to Bethlehem

6 comments:

  1. my throat is dull from cannibals........
    i dig that line, and all the others of course.
    cannot wait!

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  2. I love the line "disconnect me from the power lines.."

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  3. I agree with Liz I love the disconnect me from the power lines!

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  4. Nicely written john -- look forward to hearing it played.
    ...btw if the word play of "knots come loose" and being afraid (frayed?) is accidental, then pretend otherwise. I love the line a lot

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  5. Damn Mike, I have to admit that was an accident. Damn fine one though. Thanks for pointing that out.

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