ALABAMA lyrics - Songs Of Inspiration II

I Am A Pilgrim

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I am a pilgrim and a stranger Traveling through this wearisome land And I got a home in that yonder city, good Lord And it's not, not made by hand I got a mother, sister and a brother Who have been this, this way before But I'm determined to go and see them Over on that other shore Sing it I am a pilgrim and a stranger Traveling through this wearisome land And I got a home in that yonder city, good Lord And it's not, not made by hand Play it Play that one more time I'm going down to thet river of Jordan Just to bathe my wearisome soul And if I could touch the hem of His garment Then I know he'll take me home I am a pilgrim and a stranger Traveling through this wearisome land And I got a home in that yonder city, good Lord And it's not, not made by hand Yeah I am a pilgrim and a stranger Traveling through this wearisome land And I got a home in that yonder city, good Lord And it's not, not made by hand Good Lord, not made my hand Good Lord, not made my hand Good Lord, not made my hand I'm a pilgrim and a stranger

The Preacher

JAMIE N COMMONS "Rumble And Sway"
Up in the north where the cold winds blow Over the prairie gold There's a church bell screaming On the steeple high Gather ye children of men With one hand on the trigger, one hand on the cross Jesus and his family are two things he's lost March him to the scaffold and string him up on high The call came out from the crowd There's blood in their eyes and blood in their hearts For, the blood turning dry on his hands With one hand on the trigger, one hand on the cross Jesus and his family are two things he's lost Christ Oh Lord what have you done You wont never see heaven or kingdom come Christ Oh Lord what have you done You wont never see heaven or kingdom come Listen to me my wayward flock He cried with a noose round his neck I spoke to the lord on the mountain top His bidding was all I could do I spoke to the lord on the mountain top His bidding was all I could do Christ Oh Lord your works been done Now show me heaven or kingdom come Christ Oh Lord your works been done Now show me heaven or kingdom come One hand on the trigger, one hand on the cross Jesus and his family are two things he's lost.

War

JOAN OSBORNE "How Sweet It Is"
Chorus: War What is it good for? Absolutely nothing War, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker Friend only to the undertaker War means tears To thousands of mothers' eyes When their sons go out to fight And their daughters lose their lives in Chorus War, it's an enemy of all mankind The news of war, it breaks my heart and closes my mind War has caused unrest to a whole generation Induction then destruction And who wants to die in a War What is it good for Absolutely nothing Tell me War What is it good for Ask yourself this question Peace Love and Understanding; Tell me, is there no place for them today They say we must fight to keep our freedom But lord, lord there's got to be a better way War What is it good for Tell me, tell me, tell me War What is it good for Can you tell me now There's got to be a better way

The Clasp

JETHRO TULL "The Broadsword And The Beast"
We travellers on the endless wastes in single orbits, gliding cold-eyed march towards the dawn behind hard-weather hoods a-hiding. Meeting as the tall ships do, passing in the channel afraid to chance a gentle touch --- afraid to make the clasp. In high-rise city canyons dwells the discontent of ages. On ring roads, nose to bumper crawl commuters in their cages. Cryptic signals flash across from pilots in the fast lane. Double-locked and belted in --- too late to make the clasp. Let's break the journey now on some lonely road. Sit down as strangers will, let the stress unload. Talk in confidential terms, share a dark unspoken fear. Refill the cup and drink it up. Say goodnight and wish good luck. Synthetic chiefs with frozen smiles holding unsteady courses. Grip the reins of history, high on their battle horses. And meeting as good statesmen do before the T.V. eyes of millions, hand to hand exchange the lie --- pretend to make the clasp.

South Dakota

JAMES MCMURTRY "Complicated Game"
It was the 23rd of May and I heard the sergeant say, "Fuck it, round up the usual suspects and call it a day We've got no time to mess around And I'm not dying in this shit hole town for a soldier's pay" it was too good to be true, but my discharge came through And I was on the first bird out that I could find Rode that C-17 into Stuttgart Fall roundup on my mind When my brothers picked me up We got way deep in our cups We must've tore old Rapid city down My big brother Jack said "Boy it's good to see you back What you gonna do now,what you gonna do now?" [Chorus:] Because there ain't much between the Pole and South Dakota And barbed wire won't stop the wind You won't get nothing here but broke and older If I was you I might re-up again Well, we had good rain this year Dad fed in some charolais steers got them way cheap out of Texas Because of the drouth We put them out on oats They hadn't yet grown their winter coats away down south It was barely even fall But that blizzard got them all Left them sprawled across the pasture Stiff as boards You take a sharp knife in your hand Skin them out while you still can And curse the lord Curse the lord [Chorus] These old hides are not worth much So we'll pitch them off the truck Pile them up by the horse trough in the lot Because they sell by the pound They weigh like lead if you wet them down And they're all we got With a gas lease or two we might've just made due But there's nothing under this ground worth a dime Now the sheriff's on his way and it's damn sure not our day It's just our time [Chorus]

Perfect Love

JEREMY CAMP "I Will Follow"
If perfect love casts out fear Then here I am Lord drawing near Days have come, days have gone I know one thing’s sure Hanging on by the words of Your promise, Lord You are good, you are true Even in my pain And I’m thankful for this suffering ‘Cause it’s brought me right here on my knees [Chorus:] If perfect love casts out fear Then here I am Lord drawing near I’m crying out and You hear my prayer I feel the depth of how much You care In Your perfect love You are perfect love I’m wide awake, wide awake Now my eyes can see All the hope, all the plans that you have for me I count in joy ever time I am in this place And I’m thankful for this suffering It’s deepened every part of me I cast my cares, cast my cares On Your altar Lord (always, always) ‘Cause You are good, You are good And Your love endures (always, always) I will rest, I will rest In Your perfect love (always, always) There’s no more fear, no more fear In Your presence Lord

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