"Behold" as written by and Jorge Alexander Florez....
Behold, I’m walking through quicksand
I’m told this can’t be good
What good is a man who sinks in a sand-choked drink?
Worse is his impaired capacity to think for himself
With no concern for his health
He might as well be in hell
It’s hard to tell to what level I fell
Mr. Alighieri dreamed up rings that seemed something
I’d end up in and that’s scary
I’m afraid of the inferno but what keeps me up at night
Is knowing the heat from boiling Styx
Is not around me but internal
Blood, eternal, is the antidote
But if I drink it, will I become a cannibal?
I hope I won’t, I don’t think hope’s a pipe dream
As it might seem when nights make lightning
The sky sings a ballad for me
Might be the last thing I see
Cause appearances can be
The end of a man, the irony of this divine comedy
When I draw a plan, climb out of the sand
I know the natural law of a man who’s sinking
That fighting can hasten the rate of a certain demise
He can fight but I’m sure then he dies
I can promise that the next time I am faced with a choice, The wind will have a taste of my voice
I will march on my fate with a willful assault
And never look back, lest I turn to a pillar of salt
Gonna try my hand at living
Without being scared of what might be hidden
In the shadows and that goes for the deepest waters
And even the shallows

Just this once I wanna close my eyes
Before I jump in the water
I’m so sick and tired of premeditating every meditation
I’ve got running through my mind
Just this once I wanna close my eyes
Before I jump in the water
I’m so sick and tired of premeditating every meditation
I’ve got running through my mind

That’s what got us into trouble in the first place
Like when the serpent dangled fruit in front of her face
There is a brand new lesson even for the worst case
And we can learn it and someday forget just how bad this
curse tastes

Unfold the tale of how I became this man
A piss-ant who was unable to understand
The mission of securing a vision
With victory so close to his hands
He listened to a voice in his head
That convinced him that fighting was futile
Saying, “You, child, are too far away from home
You once had hope for life
But now your chance is gone.”
But look at the state I’m in
I’m so stained by sin
I fear that Grace will hesitate
Provided she’s invited
At my pace, I’m dragging two worlds behind me
With shackles that bind me
And they are quick to remind me
That I’m enslaved
And life shall always find me dying slowly
From now til the end of my days
I’ll aim to replace the malaise
With a prayer that I raise
Which I now can say
Is more than a false display of pride

All at once I wanna fill my eyes with His light
I think I oughta let Him shine
And be mindful of the fact
I’ve got a mindful that could eat away my mind
All at once I wanna fill my eyes with His light
I think I oughta let Him shine
And be mindful of the fact
I’ve got a mindful that could eat away my mind

He’s who saved us from our troubles in the first place
Like when the serpent dangled fruit in front of her face
He’ll be the last one standing even in the worst case
His promise is to make you forget just how bad this curse
tastes

Cause now I’ve tasted grace
And I’ll take ownership of my two conflicting worlds
The first is instinct, my need to obey my animal wishes
The second is piloted by angel wings
And I seek truth so when I find it, I pile it in
Til I’m full to the brim
And I hear that still, small voice within
It’s got to be Him
My Provider and Creator
Who delights to be my Savior
Says, “Save your burdens for me
And thank me later.”

He’s who saved us from our troubles in the first place
Like when the serpent dangled fruit in front of her face, huh
He’ll be the last one standing even in the worst case
But his promise is to make you forget just how bad this curse
tastes


Lyrics submitted by nikkus34

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