Bright One

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In the America I dream of
I took off all your clothes
And you walked around Manhattan
Unafraid of being known

And you climbed the Rocky Mountains
And you claimed the tallest peaks
And before I knew what happened
You were right back next to me

And it’s true you are a bright one
And I can lead the way
And you can leave the lights on
If it keeps the fear at bay
And I am not a secret
You know I get scared too
And I don’t think we need this
The way they all do

In the America I dream of
There were no cement roads
And every time you took a path
You always ended up back home

And home was not a memory
Or a picture on TV
Or an ad placed in a magazine
That is the law to read

And the laws were what you thought they were
When you were just a kid
And convicts were more happy to be helped
Than to be hid

And it’s true you are a bright one
And you should lead the way
To a den without the lions
To a sin without the blame
And I am not a secret baby
I break things too
But I don’t think I need it
Like I think I need you

In the America I dream of
I saw you standing there
In the moonlight of St. Petersburg
You cut off all your hair

And you stood under the archway
Your body white and clean
And putting down the amputated
Whispered close to me

You said “You are my bright one,
But there are souls to save
And peace to desire
And mercy to be gained
And I’m not a diamond
The way you say I am
I’m just another island
And you are the sand
And life is just an ocean
And the sky is the oar
And Christ is just a sailor
Trying to find a whole new world”


from God Moves On The Water, released May 5, 2011


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