Living Proof


Well now on a summer night in a dusky room
Come a little piece of the Lordís undying light
Crying like he swallowed the fiery moon
In his motherís arms it was all the beauty I could take
Like the missing words to some prayer that I could never make
In a world so hard and dirty so fouled and confused
Searching for a little bit of Godís mercy
I found living proof

I put my heart and soul I put íem high upon a shelf
Right next to the faith the faith that Iíd lost in myself
I went down into the desert city
Just tryiní so hard to shed my skin
I crawled deep into some kind of darkness
Lookiní to burn out every trace of who Iíd been
You do some sad sad things baby
When itís you youíre tryiní to lose
You do some sad and hurtful things
Iíve seen living proof

You shot through my anger and rage
To show me my prison was just an open cage
There were no keys no guards
Just one frightened man and some old shadows for bars

Well now all thatís sure on the boulevard
Is that life is just a house of cards
As fragile as each and every breath
Of this boy sleepiní in our bed
Tonight letís lie beneath the eaves
Just a close band of happy thieves
And when that train comes weíll get on board
And steal what we can from the treasures treasures of the Lord
Itís been a long long drought baby
Tonight the rainís pouriní down on our roof
Looking for a little bit of Godís mercy
I found living proof