Tuesday, September 01, 2009

God Bless...

Bless This Mess by David Bazan

god bless the man who stumbles
god bless the man who falls
god bless the man who yields to temptation
god bless the woman who suffers
god bless the woman who weeps
god bless the children trying her patience

trouble getting over it is what you’re in for so pour yourself another
it’ll take a steady pair of hands
holy or unholy ghost well now i can’t tell but either way you cut it
you should get some distance if you plan to take a stand

god bless the house divided
god bless the weeds in the wheat
god bless the lamp lit under a bushel

i discovered hell to be the poison in the well
so i tried to warn the others of the curse
then my body turned on me i dreamt that for eternity
my family would burn then i awoke
with a wicked thirst

by my baby’s yellow bed i kissed her forehead and rubbed her little tummy
wondering if she’d soon despise the smell
of the booze on my breath like her mom
through a darkened mirror i have seen my own reflection
and it makes me want to be a better man
after another drink

god bless the man at the crossroads
god bless the woman who still can’t sleep
god bless the history that doesn’t repeat


J. Andrew Camp said...

I, usually a stickler for keeping songs in a key, in no way was offended when he dropped the song down a bit in the recorded version of this tune.

This song transcends the mortal idea of key signature.

Brook said...

so...I don't get it...is this Christian music or no? I need to know before I'll listen. I heard he swears sometimes...

Phil said...

I had the good fortune of sitting about 5 feet away at this very house show. God bless David Bazan.