The Soul You Save

Well I just sat down here to haunt you,
From our Lord’s 2008.
Making friends while I’m pretending,
To negotiate my fate.
It is easy to be human,
In the womb and in the grave.
But in the grit and shit and sorrow,
You become the soul you save.
In the grit and shit and sorrow,
You become the soul you save.

Chorus:
The soul you save.
The soul you save.
Life is easy in the womb,
And in the grave.
It isn’t wise,
If it isn’t brave.
In the grit and shit and sorrow,
You become the soul you save.

My grandfather lived in all the pain,
I live in here today.
But he never knew a moments peace,
‘Til he blew himself away.
But I stand here on his broken shoulders,
Free and clear to rave.
That in the grit and shit and sorrow,
You become the soul you save.

My own father found his father,
As he lay there on the floor.
He come in that room a ten year old,
And then he was a child no more.
But he learned to love and he taught me to,
And that’s the greatest gift he gave.
That in the grit and shit and sorrow,
You become the soul you save.
In the grit and shit and sorrow,
You become the soul you save.

repeat chorus

Well I’m unpackin’ my own self,
Into the laundry I will go.
But I can’t unlock those stains,
From all those many years ago.
So I’m sittin’ in this laundromat,
Just naked as the day.
And in the grit and shit and sorrow,
You become the soul you save.
In the grit and shit and sorrow,
You become the soul you save.

repeat chorus

 

“The Soul You Save” appears on The Soul You Save.


© and ℗ 2012 Marques Bovre