Somebody Loves You

“This is a song I wrote based on the philosophy that we’re all bastards but God loves us anyway, which is a good thing.”

-Introduction from a live performance on 6 Mar 1998



You may hate yourself,
You may hate your life,
You maybe just ran out of reasons.
You maybe drink the dregs from a bottle full of sorrow.
You maybe can’t forgive someone you love,
For a private or personal treason.
You maybe can’t even see yourself hanging on through to tomorrow.
But somebody loves you.
There is someone out there.
Somebody loves you.

Chorus:
If you’re a stranger unto yourself,
There is someone who knows you.
If you lost all your faith,
There’s someone believing in you.
And if you come all undone, there’s
Someone out there who created you.
And that’s someone who loves you.

Might be burning some crosses or blowing up buildings
Or filling your children with hatred.
Might be a big city cop out busting some bones on your beat.
But there’s no sin so great that it can’t be forgiven,
Or small that it can’t be detected.
There’s a truth in your heart, and it burns to the soles of your feet.
Somebody loves you.
There is someone out there.
Somebody loves you.

repeat chorus

Might be partly digested and completely forgotten
In the belly of a Federal prison.
Might be the judge on the take on the opposite side of the Law.
Might have a spike in your arm or a gun in your hand,
Or a hole in your heart like a dungeon.
Might be that ten year old kid on the street who gets eaten up raw.
Somebody loves you.
There is someone out there.
Somebody loves you.

repeat chorus

 

“Somebody Loves You” appears on Faith is a Muscle, Live at the Pres House and Nashville Dandelion.


Note: all other versions prior to Nashville Dandelion omit the first chorus.


© and ℗ 1998, 2001, 2012 Marques Bovre