November 20, 2007

wasteland. by mark mathis.

a song i've listened to a lot lately. and love it.


welcome to the wasteland of changed plans
where everything just fell through
welcome to the racetracks of broken backs
of men who just weren't strong enough

so lay your head upon this pillow
I'll be here if you want to sleep
I know you're tired of being alone
you'll be safe with Me

welcome to the graveyard where the hollow people are
who's bodies smell of the earth
i can see the toothless grins of the skeletons
that haunt you in the dark

so lay your head on this pillow
I'll be here if you want to sleep
I know you're tired of being alone
you'll be safe with Me

i was talking to me friend the other day
we were thinking about running away
all this emptiness erased
we're still running today
we're still running the race

welcome to the graceland of clean hands
where God has set us free
from all those empty, useless, vile things
that once was attached to me
i can see the cold, hard chains nailed to a tree
You set me free
i can feel the warmth of His blood
as i run through the stream

(i wasn't perfectly sure what he sings in the last line!
the cd doesn't come with printed lyrics,
and he didn't post them on the internet,
so i had to listen and hope these words are the right ones!!)

2 comments:

nadine said...

That's the song you thought I hated him for.

I understand now.

Captain Carrot said...

the last line is

'my alarm clock rings'

That is a sweet song.