Saturday, January 22, 2005

Obediah's Promise

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Music & Lyrics by Patrick Anderson

Obediah walks along a lonesome road
Weathered by the journey of a thousand years
Can’t deny the longing
Aching from the pain
Obediah walks along a lonesome road.

Once upon a wandering lifeline
Traveled through Elysium
Held the secret of the ages
In the cradle of his soul
Slept beside the moonlit mountain
Seldom looking past the night
Never yearning, never turning.

Obediah sits beside a lonesome road
Rendering the landscapes of a distant shore
Can’t retrieve the visions
From the salty mist
Obediah sits beside a lonesome road.

Happened on a chance encounter
Tangled in the strands of love
Captured by the sweet illusions
Drifting in the clouds above
Thought he found the crystal palace
Ventured blindly down the path
Never turning, never looking.

Reverie strewn with desire
Gathering souls into the fire.
Promises never imply
Walking alone, aching inside.

Obediah lies beside a lonesome road
Sorting through the constellations of his mind
Staring at tomorrow
Through the cloudy night
Obediah lies beside a lonesome road.

In the visions of his dreamscape
Everything would be complete
Thinking love was never ending
Learned the lessons bittersweet
Wounded by the unexpected
Purely random circumstance
Never even saw it coming.

Reverie strewn with desire
Gathering souls into the fire.
Promises never imply
Dreaming alone, aching inside.

Obediah sleeps beside a lonesome road
Wakened by the dawning of reality
Squinting in the daybreak
Staggered by the glare
Obediah walks along a lonesome road.

Strode among the autumn masses
Wandered through the marketplace
Sifting through the stolen mem'ries
Missing from a lost embrace.
Reaching for the bright redemption
Shadowed by the creeping night
Never straying from the promise.

Reverie strewn with desire
Gathering souls into the fire.
Promises never imply
Sleeping alone, aching inside.

Obediah walks along a lonesome road
Destined for the island of forsaken dreams
Whispering in the darkness
Listening for a sign
Obediah walks along a lonesome road.


Copyright 2005 Patrick Anderson

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Silent Pride, a song blog lamenting the displacement of Native Americans by the European quest for territory and dominance. Comments welcome.

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Joe Creator, a song blog asking questions about God, organized religion, the Bible and related issues. Comments welcome.