You Were Not My People

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lyrics

You hid from me, and so I called to you,
Then you accused, and so I blessed you.
Your heart was cold, so jealous was I for you,
You had contempt, and I just held you.

You closed your ears, so I displayed for you,
You shut your eyes, so I fed you.
You fought but I, was patient to wait for you,
You yelled and cried, while I clothed you.

You, you were not my people, but I called you my own.
You, you had been so hateful, I brought you to my home.

Your mind was bent and so I sang for you,
Your feet were bound, I untied you.
You could not speak, and so I taught you to,
You were so scared, but I gently drew.

You, you were not my people, but I called you my own
You, you had been so hateful, I brought you to my home
You, your own hands shed my blood, I have made you mine
You, illegitimate, uncovered, now you are my child.

You spit on me, even as I kissed you,
You struck my face, while I bathed you.
You raged, I poured my spirit all over you,
You crucified, and I let you.

You, you were not my people, but I called you my own
You, you had been so hateful, I brought you to my home
You, your own hands shed my blood, I have made you mine
You, illegitimate, uncovered, now you are my child.

credits

from A Lovely Wait, released June 9, 2017
Drums: Brett Sempsrott
Upright Bass: Chris Weller
Electric Guitar: Kevin Daily
Baritone, resonator, 12 string and acoustic guitars/Vocals: Nathan Partain
Vocals: Sarah Partain

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