"But For The Grace Of God" as written by Charlotte Caffey, Keith Lionel Urban and Jane Wiedlin....
I can hear the neighbors
They're arguin' again
And there hasn't been peace on our street
Since who knows when
I don't mean to listen in
But the shoutin' is so loud
I turn up the radio to drown it out
And silently I say a little prayer

But for the grace of God go I
I must've been born a lucky guy
Heaven only knows how I've been blessed
With the gift of your love
And I look around and all I see
Is your happiness embracing me
Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God

I can see that old man
He's walking past our door
And I've been told that he's rich
But he seems so poor
'Cause no one comes to call on him
And his phone it never rings
He wanders through his empty home
Surrounded by his things
And silently I say a little prayer, yes I do

But for the grace of God go I
I must've been born a lucky guy
Heaven only knows how I've been blessed
With the gift of your love
And I look around and all I see
Is your happiness embracing me
Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God

I look around and all I see
Is your happiness embracing me
Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God
Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God yeah

Ooo ooo I'd be lost
But for the grace of God, yeah
Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo


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"But for the Grace of God" as written by Jane Wiedlin Charlotte Caffey

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    General CommentThe second verse is my favorite. He's living in an abode where he "can hear the neighbors" through the walls and where "there hasn't been peace on our street / since who knows when." Conjures an urban (HAHA!) and restless setting, but he still able to realize the love and blessings that surrounds him. The "rich" dude, however, is in daze, and his money has blinded him from what life's all about.
    UTLonghornon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit shows that we need God to get through this life joyfully. thank God that we have his grace. Jesus Christ is amazing!!
    ukalayleeeon April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. instrumentally and lyrically.

    not necessarily about jesus though ukalaylee

    the verse about the old man is so sad.
    bottlerocket88on September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA great song from a greatful man's point of view. :)
    Thia007on November 21, 2011   Link

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