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Five Score and Seven Years Ago by Relient K  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseTuesday.com


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01 . Plead the Fifth
02 . Come Right Out and Say It
03 . I Need You
04 . The Best Thing
05 . Forgiven
06 . Must Have Done Something Right
07 . Give Until There's Nothing Left
08 . Devastation and Reform
09 . I'm Taking You With Me
10 . Faking My Own Suicide
11 . Crayons Can Melt on Us For All I Care
12 . Bite My Tongue
13 . Up and Up
14 . Deathbed (feat. Jon Foreman of Switchfoot)

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"Deathbed (feat. Jon Foreman of Switchfoot)" Lyrics [edit]
by Relient K | from the album Five Score and Seven Years Ago

I can smell the death on the sheets Covering me I can't believe This is the end But this is my deathbed I lie here alone If I close my eyes tonight I know I'll be home The year was nineteen forty one I was _eight years old and far far too young To know that the stories Of battles and glory Was a tale a kind mother made up for her son You see, Dad was a traveling preacher Teaching the words of The Teacher But Mother had sworn He went off to the war And died there with honor somewhere on a beach there But he left once to never return Which taught me that I should unlearn Whatever I thought a father should be I abandoned that thought like he abandoned me By '47 I was fourteen I'd acquired a taste for liquor and nicotine I smoked until I threw up yet I still Lit em' up for thirty more years like a machine So right there you have it That one filthy habit Is what got me where I am today I can smell the death on the sheets Covering me I can't believe This is the end I can hear those sad memories Still haunting me So many things I'd do again But this is my deathbed I lie here alone If I close my eyes tonight I know I'll be home Got married on my twenty first 8 months before my wife would give birth Its easier to be sure you love someone When her father inquires with the barrel of a gun The union was far from harmonious No two people could have been more alone than us The years would go by and she'd love someone else And I'd realized I hadn't been loved yet myself From there its your typical spiel Yeah if life was a highway I was drunk at the wheel I was helping the lose ends all fall apart Yeah I swear I was destined to fail and fail from the start I bowled about 6 times a week The bottle of Beam kept the memories from me Our marriage had taken a 7 ten split And along with my pride the ex-wife took the kids I was so scared of Jesus But he sought me out Like the cancer in my lungs that is killing me now And I've given up hope On the days I have left But I cling to the hope Of my life in the next Then Jesus showed up Said "Before we go up I thought we might reminisce See one night in your life When you turned out the lights You asked for and prayed for my forgiveness You cried, wolf The tears they soaked your fur The blood dripped from your fangs You said 'What have I done?' You loved that lamb With every sinful bone And there you wept alone Your heart was so contrite You said 'Jesus please forgive me of my crimes Sanctify this withered heart of mine Stay with me until my life is through And on that day, please take me home with you'" I can smell the death on the sheets Covering me I can't believe This is the end I can hear you whisper to me Its time to leave You'll never be Lonely again But this was my deathbed I died there alone When I closed my eyes tonight You carried me home [Jon Foreman's guest appearance] I am the way Follow me and take my hand And I am the truth Embrace me and you'll understand I am the life Through me you'll live again [Matt Thiessen again] For I am love I am love I am love

+ Entry lasted edited by FleeingHomework on 12.31.07

 


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