your wild country

from by William and the Wildflowers

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Lord I’m home sick for your holy mountain
And its cold here within these bones
I feel trapped within this sacred body
And I want out, god dammit I want out

There are walls raised up all around me
I feel like I’m in a tomb
All alone within this quiet prison
My spirit aches for your womb

Please guide my hand in this surrender
Envelope my spirit today
This hardened heart is cracking open
And bleeding out in a new way

I recognize myself in your beauty
In the birds that sing your sacred song
In every ephemeral flower
I deeply sense that I belong

But we humans line up like cattle
Distressed and shuffled along
I want to sleep beside the river
And stare into your great beyond

How can I take your wild country
And bring that magic into town
I want to remember your promise
Whenever I come down.


from ephemeral parade, released July 5, 2019


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