Is It Patience

from by Chris Mullen

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Is It Patience

It’s a long way up the mountain
And the trees all look the same
In the clouds that cloak the highest peak
The path is hard to ascertain
And the pillars left to mark the way
By those who passed before
Don’t seem to make much sense to me
They take me farther from my goal
And the people that inspire me
Seem to have some idea of where they should be
But I make my way by dimming stars
Is this the wider road, or the straight and narrow?

They say that what you reap is what you sow
Well I’ve been sowing hesitation and double-minded goals
Waiting for the lightning strike
To light my way up the hill and clear the dust from my eyes
I’ve been given opportunity
Am I the foolish young son that has chosen to leave?
Or am I the older one
Jealous that my brother is now coming clean?
But your senses grow dim
When you wait all the time with your fist on your chin
Can you tell me, is it patience?
Or is it sin?

Oh, sometimes when I wait
I will dream of the day
When I tackle your legs
And you give me a name
The tears fall off my face
Like scales from my eyes
I have vision
All the time that I waste
All the bets that I place
Just to leverage a claim
On this world that will fade
Futile cries into space
Let the fiction give way
Help me listen
Help me listen


from Time In Space, released September 8, 2015
Lyrics and Music by Chris Mullen
Recording, mixing, and mastering by Rob Jones



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