"Sweet Mistakes" as written by and Ellis Paul....
Pop the cork, a champagne glass
Raise to the future, drink to the past
Thank the Lord for the friends he cast,
In the play he wrote for you.

And if you love the girl, man, light up a torch
Blaze a trail to her front porch
Kiss her till your lips are scorched
Till the rain comes down on you

Bless your sweet mistakes,
That crumbled you down to your knees.
That brought you to this place
Changing you by degreesâ?¦
When change was just what you neededâ?¦

So if you live your life in a three piece suit,
In a cocktail dress, or combat boots
You pick your path, you walk your truth
And the world will come round to you.
It's a long ride, I can't tell you why
But there's a place in your pocket where peace can abide
You pull it out, it's a compass, a guide
And it will put a little soul on you.

Bless your sweet mistakes,
That crumbled you down to your knees.
That brought you to this place
Changing you by degreesâ?¦
When change was just what you neededâ?¦
What you neededâ?¦

And in this wild blue world
There is a soul weavin' fine feelin' girl
You've got to walk in paradise to find a pearl
If you only believe,
You'll get what you needâ?¦
What you neededâ?¦

Conquer your fear and you'll master the game,
Life is always and never the same.
Use a little faith to light the flame
And I know you'll connect to you.

Bless your sweet mistakes,
That crumbled you down to your knees.
That brought you to this place
Changing you by degreesâ?¦
When change was just what you neededâ?¦
What you neededâ?¦


Lyrics submitted by BJ_Thomas

"Sweet Mistakes" as written by Ellis Paul

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    General CommentIgnoring your passions is suicide to the soul. One cannot fear change. One cannot fear failure. One must have courage and conviction. Change will happen without you, but are you going to let it happen or are you going to cause it to happen?

    The faith in this song refers to faith in the divine. Take that faith and put at least some of it in yourself that you will make the right choices. Get over the fact that you will suffer. You will fail. Others will fail you. Living life well does not mean that everything goes your way.

    Give yourself a chance to find happiness. If you deny the chance you will know only regret.
    BJ_Thomason March 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentforget all your troubles. look at life as something sweet you'll never get back. learn from your mistakes and don't regret anything. God will bless you.
    Chelsion May 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. It seems that throughout most of ellis paul's songs prevails one idea... look inside of you, and count your blessings. Or maybe more than one... but all along the same line, the same boat. You've got to keep going, and small mistakes are only there to help you learn, nothing else. Don't let them get you down because the world keeps turning and if you try, you can do whatever your heart compels you to
    thedungbeetleon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with BJ_Thomas.

    You live and you learn. If you don't give up, you can prevail. Come through it.

    Be thankful for what you have learned and that you never need to learn it again, as long as you never forget. You will not forget it if you had to learn the hard way... Which this song is about.
    TehGreatMutatoon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEveryone can relate to this song, I love how Paul outlines the fact that everyone has a different role and play in this world...

    it doesnt matter if you are dressed in 3-piece suit, a cocktail dress or combat boots, everyone picks a path -- and you must live it to your full extent, learn from mistakes, hold your head high and embrace imagination and your day-to-day life
    whiteyyon April 22, 2008   Link

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