"Vagabond" as written by and Bethany Dillon Ed Cash....
I know of a man who lives on the other side
On the other side of this mountain
They say he's calling the weary home

I've been told of a man who lives on the other side
On the other side of this mountain
With a heart full of stories of hope

So run like a vagabond, carry the flame
Run for the children and run for the slaves
Hold it up high with a message of faith
Don't ever stop moving on
Just run like a vagabond

His book is a gun that he reads for the people
The words that he speaks have been colored illegal
But the law that he's under is bigger than paper and gowns

He stayed in the streets where the beggars are broken
He's risking is life, a bullseye in the open
But he won't stop to rest until he's reached every town

So run like a vagabond, carry the flame
Run for the children and run for the slaves
Hold it up high with a message of faith
Don't ever stop moving on
Just run like a vagabond


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    General CommentAt first I thought that this was a song about Jesus, but the more I thought about it, the more I began to think that Bethany wrote this song as a tribute to missionaries around the world. She sings to "carry the flame" and "hold it up high with a message of faith." He stays in the streets and ministers to beggars, and even though he's a "bullseye" (because in many countries the practice of Christianity is illegal and thus missionaries would be targeted) he goes from town to town carrying "the flame" of his faith. "His book is a gun that he reads for the people / The words that he speaks have been colored illegal" are really telling.
    Woggson June 26, 2008   Link

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