Amen by Jewel Kilcher You're mothers' child But night lays you down Hair aflame, wild look in your eye Naked belly to the ground A forest fire Nibbles at your veins Crawls up your arm runs away with your mind And burns dry thoughts like leaves Amen Eyes stare up But something's in the way In the Bible only angels have wings And the rest must wait to be saved A dry tongue Scrams at the sky But the wind just breathes words in As a strange bird tries to fly Amen Pieces of us die everyday As though our flesh were hell Such injustice, as children we are told That from God we fell, Where are my angels? Where's my golden one? Where's my hope now that my heros have gone? Some are being beaten Some are being born And some can't tell the difference anymore Amen Hallelujah Hallelujah ----------------------------------------------------- "I wrote this indirectly for Kurt Kobain, but more precisely for the angst he represented, but even more exactly for the hopelessness so man felt after his death. The dillemma of what does it mean when our heroes and idols kill themselves. Personally this is my favorite song that made it on the album, both for the singing and for its words." - Jewel
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