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Eric & Polly Rapp: Music

You Came to Me

(© 2006 Eric Rapp. All rights reserved.)
Eric puts the trials of modern life into perspective.

I wake up in the morning with the voices in my head,
and it takes a little time before they're gone
Pour a cup of coffee, write down what the voices said,
and then I'll have the strength to carry on

I'll go out into my car and hit the interstate
and join the drivers cursing the new day
We wonder why we waste our lives on boring jobs we hate,
but I guess we just don't see another way

But you came to me with the world upon your shoulders
You came to me
It's a miracle to me that you'd want to know our names
But you came here to be one of us, with frustration, sweat, and pain
You came to me; you came to me.

When I want some conversation I gather friends around--
I think they're friends, at least that's what they say
But if there's more than one of them, they'll throw me to the ground
and defeat me in a tag-team verbal game

I am looking for someone who'll listen to my dreams
or cares to hear whatever's on my mind
I could get on a rooftop and tell it with a scream
or listen to the Word who gave me life

You came to me when you walked upon the water
You came to me
And you'll leave no one behind; you said seek and you shall find
Broke bread with scoundrels, whores, and thieves--cured the lepers and the blind
You came to me; you came to me.

My knees, they crack when I stand up, my beard is turning gray
and my mind is next to go--of that I'm sure
Though I try to know the lingo and the music of today,
the guys and the pretty girls all call me sir

The day is getting closer in this uneventful life
When I reach the end of possibilities
And the choices that I've made, sometimes they cut me like a knife,
but after death, I know you wait for me.

You came to me at the breaking of the morning
You came to me
And we thought that you were gone when they hung you up to bleed,
but after three days you appeared, saying "friend, why do you weep?"
You came to me; you came to me.