"Courtesy Bow" as written by and James Turner Matthew Tarpey....
Your life painted before you
Stolen by the most uneducated of thieves
Her smile's intoxicating
So let me make a toast to revival

I have enough on my chest to write a novel
And that's where it will stay
Until your ears are open for business
So I can't sell myself short this time

A market full of used death beds
The merchant smirks with a mouth filled with saw teeth
You leave the store like your past, empty handed

I have enough on my chest to write a novel
And that's where it will stay
Until your ears are open for business
So I can't sell myself short this time

The needle in the hay stack lies buried in abhorrence
The needle in the hay stack lies buried in abhorrence

The door is open
Don't let go
Hold you back
Hold you back

I have enough on my chest to write a novel
And that's where it will stay
Until your ears are open for business
So I can't sell myself short this time
This time

Reverse the cycle
Start with a courtship
And end with the world
Reverse the cycle
Start with a courtship
And end with the world
Reverse the cycle
Start with a courtship
And end with the world


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"Courtesy Bow" as written by James Turner Caleb Goins

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    General CommentThis song is definitely one of their better ones.
    Crotch.on November 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJT - "this is about trying to tell a loved one about Christ, tell them the truth about their life, or just being honest with someone you care about concerning the most important aspects of life (e.g. they're ruining their life and are rebelling against Jesus) and how difficult it is and how it hurts to do it."

    When JT told me the part about "rebelling against Jesus", I thought of the people that don't even believe in religion and how hard it is to show them right because they have given up on hope or love for the fact that others are helping fill there head with the wrong thing to do or just born blindly with no conviction to supporting someone you said you'd spend your life with. (I'm getting into what it means to me) when they are on there own to decide what's right. Usually your instinct is best because you are the only one that has witnessed a mistake and have been there threw the good times with this person.
    And yes; it does "hurt to do it".
    I've been trying to explain this to someone I love.. Since she doesn't believe in God she has no clue what good fortune is or being optimistic and supportive after mistakes are made when you are in love with someone.. She chooses to fall back on her own belief of tearing your heart out multiple times and sticking around just to get off on her own enjoyment because she actually has no clue what love actually is (and that is the wrong way if you truly love someone). It's so hard to show someone who you really are when they deny that you are when your in love and you make a mistake.

    A word to the wise: Try not to make mistakes buy when you do.. Tell them and try to explain that they still mean everything to you; if this is the person you truly want to spend the rest of your life with they should be compassionate to understand you have to work together and both have to change to see through the hard times. Have them hear what you think would fix your bond. Love is ALWAYS hoping for the best, Faith in following what's right, and Trust to never leave that person even when mistakes are made or either one is hurt. "True love is the soul's recognition of its counterpoint in another." haha.. I stole that from "Wedding Crashers".

    I hope my blogging helps anyone.. If they're lost.
    I just posted because "I have enough on my chest to write a novel".
    God Bless and Good Luck.

    Oh BTW.. this is my favorite song by Winter Solstice; followed by "To the Nines".
    volumebiz21on January 09, 2009   Link

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