Dirt Beneath The Mustard Tree

from by Chris Mullen

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The Dirt Benieth The Mustard Tree

Tell me what I've done to come to this
I swear that I've seen better days
I'm gripping sand between my knuckles as it slips away
And blends back into the beach again
'Cause there's a war I fight but I do not claim
I fight it's demons on my own
And I'm ashamed of the casualties I've left along the way
These vicories won't make me strong

How many times must I forgive myself the same mistakes
Must I do it seven times?
'Cause I heard my own words bouncing back from the mouth of my oldest son
I saw my anger in his eyes
Oh wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from the body of this death
If there's no forgiveness in this life for the things I've done
I'll owe my life to pay the debt

Somedays I get it right
Somedays I feel so strong
Somedays I get it right
But today... today I got it wrong
Today I got it wrong

Too many times I've played the role of a clanging cymbal
Though I speak with tounges of man
But all the words that I can spew with a breath of air
Can't substitute for loving hands
And there's a vicory, I know, that I am yet to taste
I've got some mountains left to move
I've been digging around in the dirt benieth the mustard tree
Feeling like a fool

Somedays I get it right
Somedays I feel so strong
Somedays I get it right... right
But today... today I got it wrong
But today... today I got it wrong
Today I got it wrong

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from The Way It Works, released April 13, 2012
All music and lyrics by Chris Mullen

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