Monday 2 November 2009

I'm not able, I'm just Cain

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Adrian said...

make it rain!

Anonymous said...

lol at Griffiths' post: I wonder if he would feel the same way if HIS driving privileges were at stake...

John Hartley said...

I just Cain't see what you're drivin at, Lord!
I brought you some fruit but your frown never thawed!
Instead you were Abel to smile at a board
of gristle and fat bits hacked off with a sword,
an' I just don't get it, Lord!

I just don't see why you had a good moan:
and told me I needed to reap what I'd sown.
You told me my heart was as hard as a stone,
and then you're surprised that I inwardly groan?
No, I just don't get your tone!

So my brother and me had a walk in the field,
had a good long chat to get things healed.
Is it my fault if he stumbled and keeled
and pitched on a rock so his skin all peeled?
No, it's just the luck fate dealed!

So why is it me who comes of the worst?
And why is it me who gets to be cursed?
You send me away: if I don't die of thirst
I'll be killed by some nomad who saw me first.
No, it's just your senseless outburst!

So I'll go and I'll live in the land of Nod,
and I'll try to grow seeds in the eastern sod.
Even there they will know I'm no ordinary bod,
for you marked me and made me unique - on my tod,
No, I just don't get it, God!

Yours in Christ - JOHN HARTLEY.

søgemaskineoptimering said...

I am a huge Tom Waits fan, and I just love this passage:
"I'm not Able, I'm just Cain
Open up the heavens
Make it rain!"
Actually Tom Waits uses the Bible a lot in his songs:
"God tempers all the winds for the new shorn lambs
The devil knows the bible like the back of his hand"
If you find other passages, I would love to hear them.

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