[ This is my adaptation of John Prine’s, “Angel from Montgomery“.]

I am an old man… named after a Hebrew tribe
My Faith a spir’tual guide… that’s also grown old
If love were giving praise… & giving thanks, devotion
My work’s been cut out for me… with eternity to go

Show me a history… of one who’s well-known
Corroborated by one like Philo
Not Gospel records, by a complete unknown
To believe the story given is just a… hard way to go

When I was a young buck… well I got the Lord’s vision
We could cleanse a good piece… of the global pie
But the steering’s locked… I’m headed for collision
Can’t get the key to turn… however much I try

Show me a history… of one who’s well-known
Corroborated by one like Philo
Not Gospel records, by a complete unknown
To believe the story given is just a… hard way to go

There’s promises in scripture… whatever you may call for
Well, a person’s as good… as what they will say
So who takes them… for real anymore
They don’t do nothing… just get splained away

Show me a history… of one who’s well-known
Corroborated by one like Philo
Not Gospel records, by a complete unknown
To believe the story given is just a… hard way to go

 

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