Forgiveness

by from the album Falling Through Time
2 minute read

Forgiveness

Well I circled the earth
As a being of light
And I banished the curse
Trying to make everything right
And I founded a school
And I guided the poor
And I glorified you
And never once asked for more

But I paid with my heart
And I paid with my sight
And I didn’t know wrong
And I didn’t know right
And I gave all my gifts
To the angel of death
Yes I gave her my blood
‘Til I had nothing left

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
And I prayed to my God
For forgiveness

Well I spoke about the Buddha
And I spoke about Christ
I embezzled the teaching
And ran off with his wife
Then I healed an old wound
But I opened it again
I greeted my destruction
Like a long lost friend

And I summoned all the witches
And I watched as they flew
And I burned all the bridges
That connected me to you
And I had no remorse
And I gave no respite
I abandoned my claims
To the last shred of light

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
And I pray to my God
For forgiveness

Who can be a teacher?
And who can be a friend?
Who can be a lover
And remain ‘til the end?
And who can be enlightened?
And who can be sane?
It’s all I can do
Just to remember my own name

There’s a heaven for the Jews
And a heaven for the heathens
There’s a heaven for all
Who ascended with Jesus
There’s a heaven in the west
And a heaven in the east
But I still just can’t guess
If there’s a heaven for me

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
And I pray to my God
For forgiveness

But you came back to find me
Yes you came back again
You came back to remind me
That your love has no end

And it isn’t religion
And it isn’t the truth
And it isn’t psychology
That mended the roof
It’s a mercy that heals it
It’s a mercy like this
I prayed for forgiveness
And you gave me your kiss

Hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
And I prayed to my God
For you

Falling Through Time, Forgiveness