some new lyrics

Well, like I said last week, I really need some more acoustic songs that I can play at the Square Peg shows. I decided to sit down and write one this afternoon, while the girls were napping. I think I really like it. It probably still needs a little tweaking, but I feel it's close enough that it'd be fun to share here.

I've been reading a big collection of Orson Scott Card's stories, and a lot of them are sort of fables, kind of modern "once upon a time" sort of stuff. The structure of this song probably owes a lot to that. And the idea behind it probably has a lot to do with me and friends of mine that grew up in a sort of "christian bubble."

I think I'll call it "Happy Ending" but I'm open to suggestions. Feel free to send me any comments or questions or criticisms or any of that.

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Steven always loved a story
since he was a little boy
he’d grab a book and climb into his mother’s lap
but his mother, oh God bless her
she loved that little boy
and she’d only read the parts she thought were happy

and he grew to be a man
but he never understood
that there’s always something bad
between the good and the good

every night there by his bedside
he’d offer up his prayers
ask Jesus to keep his friends and family from harm
so when his Dad came down with cancer
and Mom, she wrecked the car
he knew that Jesus must have never really cared

cause he grew to be a man
and he never understood
that there’s always something bad
between the good and the good

and he fell in love
with a perfect girl
she smiled so pretty
it tore his world apart
when she left without saying goodbye

well, he always loved a story
since he was a little boy
he’d grab a book and climb into his mother’s lap
and if she’d read the parts where knees got skinned,
kids didn’t share and the cheaters win
well, he might believe that Jesus really cared

but he grew to be a man
and he never understood
that there’s always something bad
between the good and the good





I'll go ahead and promise to play it at this week's Square Peg show, if you promise to come out to it. (I'll try and post a demo in the drawing board sometime this week after the show...)