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    "Jericho" Lyrics

    Kelly Joe Phelps

    It was not two days, a night and a day
    I look back at the man he was before
    a sorry stranger banged up on the shore
    your warm arms tore the walls down.
    the devil with the damn things anyway
    they were of no use, just a frame
    from there he would watch, watch only.
    not taking a part in this world

    I'd sold my mule and bale of hay
    these shoes left, tattered and worn
    they'd carry me to heaven or they'd walk straight to a hole

    I didn't see you coming 'til I heard you there.
    In one single breath, in two or three words
    the old man crossed the bridge and down the side
    and I was left standing holding my sword
    dropped in on the ground, I didn't need it any more.

    a soul to sink into, washing mine clean
    I rolled like a hog on holiday
    laughing boy laugh, smiling boy smile
    this was no usual day.
    my hunch back was straight backed my eyes were on the fire
    then I finally remembered what living used to be like
    playing in the ocean popping rhythms with your hands
    turned the key in the lock and the door swung wide.

    and what did we find inside?
    a man with a reinvented view.
    no shirt no pants, the old hang bird is skinned
    floating in a cooking pot.
    you stabbed me with honesty, passion and peace
    and a will to move on with legs of steel
    arms like popeye, giddy like olive,
    dancing like sweet pea with a wide open grin
    now I begin retelling the story
    of the lost boy in chains, saved by a girl.
    This song was submitted on December 7th, 2011 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Kelly Joe Phelps.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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