Back Down to the Dirt

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lyrics

How many times did I
See the signs
But I told myself why
Not give it one more try

How many times with these
Same little plans
With these
Same little hands
Singing oh no, this is different

How many times
Must the bottom fall out?
How many times
Must the walls get torn down?

Till I make my roof the sky?

Build your house up
Oh you made it strong
Made it last the storm
But it ain’t over

Till the wolf comes
With his mighty curse
With his heart of hurt
And blows it
Back down to the dirt

Out with the straw
Out with the sticks
I started again
And I went with the bricks

Closer to you
Or just closer to hell?
Well I bricked the windows
So it’s hard to tell

Bolt the boards
Still the bottom falls out
Shore the walls
Still it all gets torn down

Oh just make your roof the sky

Build your house up
Oh you made it strong
Made it last the storm
But it ain’t over

Till the wolf comes
With his mighty curse
With his heart of hurt
And blows it
Back down to the dirt

Now baby who’s afraid
Of that bad wolf?
I should have been afraid
Why weren’t we afraid?
Now baby be afraid
Of that bad wolf

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from The Narrow Place, released August 25, 2017

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