God In His Wisdom

I once heard an old and broken man
Say that he wouldn’t change a thing
All the pain and life’s suffering
Had made the man he was that day

But who can say what could’ve been?
Who can say what could’ve been?

I think of roads I might’ve walked
And in the dark I pray
That God in his wisdom
Has led me this way

A boy in prison blues held his head up high
Said that he wouldn’t be ashamed
His heart could not be caged by walls or by chains
Another chance he’d use it just the same

But who can say what could’ve been?
Who can say what could’ve been?

I think of roads I might’ve walked
And in the dark I pray
That God in his wisdom
Has led me this way

We make peace with the
Past we create
Or we fall beneath its weight

We make peace with the
Past we create
Or we fall beneath its weight
Or we fall beneath its weight

The wife of a wealthy man cries herself to sleep
Thinks of a love she once turned away
He asked for her hand, but she was too afraid
And sold her heart for some money and a name

Now who can say what could’ve been?
Who can say what could’ve been?

I think of roads I might’ve walked
And in the dark I pray
That God in his wisdom
Has led me this way

The Morning Breaks

The morning breaks
It smiles on me
I know what I’ve been
But not what I’ll be

Today they’ll see
When fate calls my name
I won’t shrink away
…Today they’ll see

The devil takes
He takes my hand
And tells me that I’m nothing
Just a broken man

Today he’ll see
I won’t be fooled this time
I won’t believe the same old lies
…Today he’ll see

Days I forget but I don’t mean to
All I love and things I choose
Can take this clay, and shape it new

Today I’ll see
The blue of the sky
And as the sun does shine
…So will I

John Henry, Pt. 2

When I was just a little baby
My mother whispered softly over me
“My child, my boy
The only way to live is on your feet”

Now the sun is high and it begins
The smell of burning coal upon the winds
My hammer, their steam
A mountain made to dust beneath each swing

At the end of this race
Eternity awaits
At the end of this race
I will reach the light of day

On, and on we go
Lord, Lord

Deep inside the rock it’s hard to breathe
Visions of my love, they come to me
My baby, my girl
I’ll fall into your arms come victory

At the end of this race
Eternity awaits
At the end of this race
I will reach the light of day

On, and on we go
Lord, Lord

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