I left Wichita on a cracked western road
for Missouri and all of her caverns
to hide like an outlaw from what I have heard
There are some things in life I don’t wanna learn

But I am not Lewis or Clark; I am only a man
who gets lost in his questions like,
“Why doesn’t love heal when we need it most?”
Somebody give me the answer I need?

I’d sing hallelujah, if I could recall what it means
And just who I am praising
I don’t think that I can express it in words,
So I let the melody do my speaking

Just when I think I am safe and secure
there’s that haunting again in my conscience
the ticking, the tapping of cold memory
like a steel radiator that's run out of steam

We push and we pull and we hold ourselves down,
It starts with the small things
So I will keep trying to become the man that you need
and remember you taught me to sing

I’d sing hallelujah, if I could recall what it means
And just who I am praising
I don't think that I can express it in words,
So I let the melody do my speaking

Take what you need
Don’t take anymore
Oh, take what you need
Don’t take anymore

I’d sing hallelujah, if I could recall what it means
And just who I am praising
I don't think that I can express it in words,
So I let the melody do my speaking


Lyrics submitted by Rainclaw, edited by andyzipf

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song, and to me it is an outpouring of praise without words. Andy says it himself, "I don't think that I could express it with words, so I'll let the melody do my speaking." Words aren't always necessary to convey a message or a meaning.

    It also seems like he doesn't exactly why he is praising, which is a normal human thing to feel. We all worship something, and we can't help that. It's an amazing thing that happens when we are awed by something! And for the record, Hallelujah means God be praised, which is an accurate description of how Andy Zipf lives his life.
    cat459on June 23, 2013   Link

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