Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Nothin' like him

Nothin' Like him



Spinning tires make me cry


Gravel dust clouds my eye


Front of church he speeds away


Momma bows her head to pray



I’m here Momma


And I’m nothin’ like him


No, I ain’t nothing like him



Daddy will come to church one day


you’ll see; Momma would pray.



Five year old ears hear preachers preachin'…



He carried the cross up hill


With the world on His shoulders.


He loved us still


Even though our hearts were colder


And He loves us still



Teacher's trying to teach us

Do you want to know Jesus?

 

Well, you had me 'til, you called him Father


Now no thanks, don’t think I’ll bother

 

Cuz mines nothing like Him


No, Dad’s nothing like Him.




You say,

 

He carried the cross up hill


With the world on His shoulders.


He loved us still


Even though our hearts were colder


And He loves us still?



That day I ran away,


Against mama’s prayers and preachers preachin’



I carried my cross up hill


With the world on my shoulders


I’ve run until


My hearts gotten colder


He couldn’t’ love me still?


No, He wouldn’t love me still.



I knew some day


I’d come back and say


I’m nothing like him


No I ain’t nothing like him



I pulled up in church drive,


watched that old man of mine.


He carried Mama’s cross up hill


With the world on his shoulders


He loves her still


But he just never ever told her


And she loved him still





Both our hearts bleeding

both our hearts needing

 

I noticed then

I'm just like him.

Yeah, I’m just like him



Spinning tires make me cry


Gravel dust clouds my eyes


As we slide into church


Two men kneeling and praying



To the One who…



Carried the cross up hill


With the world on His shoulders.


He loved us still


Even though our hearts were colder


And He loves us still


Yeah, He loves us still…



Now no longer alone


With a boy of my own

Can you tell me about Jesus?

Daddy can God really see us?


I think about Jesus, and how He’s freed us



God loves you like no other, think of your Grandfather



He’s something like him.


Yeah, He’s something like him.

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3 comments:

Glynn said...

That one is straight from the heart. And thanks for sharing it.

L.L. Barkat said...

Like a song...

nAncY said...

l.l. is right, that is a beautiful song, i can hear it.