lifeblood: songs: lyrics: sparrow's boogie


chicken scratching
for a living
was a hardscrabble
life
oh the poet
he was a farmer
working all day
to write all night
dig dig peck peck
set that babble free
that fox in the henhouse
it won't ever let you be

it didn't matter to him
if he was hungry sick or tired
he gave words to the wordless
he was fortified
by the blood of the lamb
the yield of the field
that he hoed
when the lord called elijah
he went down to jericho

look away
to the mountain blue
if i could tell you
a thing or two
every seed
that you sowed
every word
that you wrote
brought another sparrow home

yeah you're more
than the bitter berry
that was picked
before its time
and your life
it was necessary
for the weight
of the rhyme
all the camptown kids
said teach us the service of a song
but that sure shot
leaning in the corner
it won't ever leave you alone

look away
to the mountain blue
if i could tell you
a thing or two
every seed
that you sowed
every word
that you wrote
brought another sparrow home

pull that plow
through sorrow's acre
it's the dirt that makes us clean
and the earth
reveals your maker
as a child bears a king
for the meek and the mild
there is grace in yonder's wild
but for you dear boy

every seed
that you sowed
every word
that you wrote
yeah every seed
that you sowed
every word
that you wrote
brought another sparrow home

words and music by amy ray


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