From the album I WANT TO BE THERE

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Lyrics

I TOOK ALL OF THE GIFTS

You gave me eyes
For me to see
The world You made
And its beauty.

I took those eyes
You placed in me
To gaze on filth –
Pornography.

I took all of the gifts,
Lord, that You gave to me;
I threw them all away,
Lord, have mercy on me.

Gave me a nose
For me to smell
Life’s aroma
Wafting so well.

I took that nose
You hooked on me
To breathe in stench –
Landfill City.

I took all of the gifts,
Lord, that You gave to me;
I threw them all away,
Lord, have mercy on me.

You gave me ears
For me to hear
The Word You preach
So loud and clear.

I took those ears
You pinned on me,
Filled them with dirt –
Obscenity.

I took all of the gifts,
Lord, that You gave to me;
I threw them all away,
Lord, have mercy on me.

You gave me skin
For me to feel
The world’s texture,
Tactile appeal.

I took that skin
Surrounding me;
Pinned and needled it -
Human graffiti.

I took all of the gifts,
Lord, that You gave to me;
I threw them all away,
Lord, have mercy on me.

Gave me a tongue
For me to savor
The world’s banquet,
Bouquet of flavors.

I took the tongue
Attached to me,
Slandered your name -
Profanity.

I took all of the gifts,
Lord, that You gave to me;
I threw them all away,
Lord, have mercy on me.
Lord, have mercy on me.


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