"Miracle Worker" as written by and Orenda Fink....
A bed of cotton and lace
Hair down to her little waist
She waits for the sun to go down
Her visitors leave back to their
Town of pain and grief
They'd laid their hands on her gown
And prayed for a miracle
The girl works miracles

A room of things she's never seen
Surrounds her while she sleeps and
Reminds us of the child inside
A body that's been barely alive for years
And the people, they can't stop their tears
As they pray for a miracle
The girl works miracles
We heard she works for miracles

Her mother shows for all to see
Statues cry, walls bleed
The desperate ones line up each day
Hoping she will take their pain away
One touch of her hand
Is all they crave-
And hope for a miracle
The girl works miracles
We heard she works miracles
The girl works miracles
The girl works miracles



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"Miracle Worker" as written by Orenda Fink

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    General CommentFor a while I thought the girl in the song was a type of messiah, but now I don't think so. I think the girl is sick (leukemia, maybe?) and everyone in her town is grieving, they're laying their hands on her, praying over her for her to get better. A room of things she's never seen would be hospital equipment, a strange bed, etc.

    The last bit kind of throws my theory off, but maybe she got better and now everyone who is sick looks to her for hope. Maybe if they meet her, they will get better, too?
    koolzieson December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis brings to mind a young girl from Western New York that I heard about many years ago. She had some disease that made her paralyzed for many years and she was kept alive in her home in what I can only describe as a coma-like state. People from her small town came to pray for her and apparently had miracles happen to them in some form or another. Statues of religious figures lined her room and leaked oil.
    I heard about this while making Confirmation and I think it happened in the '80's although I'm not sure... I wish we had more comments so I could clarify what Orenda was thinking of.

    This is a beautiful song, probably my favorite on this wonderful LP.
    XianSnakeon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit actually sounds like the girl is a saint to me. she somehow identifies with Christ so much that her clothes and touch have healing powers, like Christ's did.
    indieftwon February 15, 2009   Link

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