these weeds keep poppin' up
i thought i killed them all last week
because i doused them with this poison
whose label read extra strength


but sure enough they're still there
just as sure as they'd been before
strangling all the flowers
i'd created this garden for


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because i've tried all the external fix-it remedies
and i've exhausted every ounce of my own strength
but until i dig down deep enough to find the root
all i'm doin' is yankin' out the leaves


you say,'my sin keeps poppin' up'
you thought you'd killed it all last week
because you told yourself you'd stop it all
and you prayed that you'd be released


but sure enough it's still there
just as sure as it'd been before
distracting you from righteousness
and rotting out your solid core


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my garden was once my favorite part of this town
it's beauty overshadowed all others in this place
you see i'd hired a man to care for it and keep it that way
he was the best gardener around


but soon my old pride got to thinkin'
about doing this job on my own
i fired the man that perfectly kept it
and that's when the weeds started growin'


(chorus)


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    General CommentHe's in a bind. He can't seem a happy medium. He wants his problems fixed, but he can't figure out a way to do so without creating pain everywhere else.

    The line: but soon my old pride got to thinkin'
    about doing this job on my own
    i fired the man that perfectly kept it
    and that's when the weeds started growin'

    He asked for support, but later felt that he needed to fix things on his own.
    Yellowpickleon July 17, 2011   Link

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