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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Friday Music: We Can Use the Wood


Every once in a while there is this creeping sort of sadness or desperation I fall into for a while. There is absolutely nothing to it but a desire to ‘be the victim’ instead of embracing the life I am living and the beliefs I hold most dear. What is frustrating is knowing the answer and still falling prey to this sad attitude. However, there is an antidote that reminds me of all the things I know, but for some reason do not want to admit – or cling to:

 Come On Up to the House

Well the moon is broken
And the sky is cracked
Come on up to the house
The only things that you can see
Is all that you lacking
Come on up to the house

All your cryin’ don’t do no good
Come on up to the house
Come down off the cross we can use the wood
You gotta come on up to the house

[Chorus]Come on up to the house
Come on up to the house
The world is not my home
I’m just a passin’ through
Come on up to the house

There’s no light in the tunnel, no irons in the fire
Come on up to the house
And your singin’ lead soprano in a junkman’s choir
You gotta come on up to the house

Does life seem nasty, brutish, and short
Come on up to the house
The seas are stormy And you can’t find no port
You gotta come on up to the house

[Chorus] x2

There’s nothin’ in the world that you can do
You gotta come on up to the house
And you been whipped by the forces that are inside you
You gotta come on up to the house
Well you’re high on top of your mountain of woe
You gotta come on up to the house
Well you know you should surrender but you can’t let it go
You gotta come on up to the house

[Chorus]

You gotta come on up to the house
You gotta come on up to the house

 

Again, a sincere thank you to Mr. Waits.

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This entry was posted on July 18, 2014 by in Christianity, Man Fail, Music and tagged , , .

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