When I look back on my life
A stillness passes over friends
What I stored was yours to keep
It’s no more mind to reclaim than the rock and the trees
Oh

I spent a year in the kingdom
On my way
On my way through the garden
I spent a year in the kingdom
On my way
On my way through the garden

Comfort used to pass my days
Before you shook the cold from me
I have enough to hold me to your side
Before release comes for me like a thief in the night
Oh

I spent a year in the kingdom
On my way
On my way through the garden
I spent a year in the kingdom
On my way
On my way through the garden

I’d give back every night bird’s song
I’d give back every lay in the dawn
I’d give back my singing voice
For one more day for one more day in the kingdom
For one more day for one more day in the kingdom


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    General CommentGorgeous song. Amazing lyrics.
    losingmywayon April 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt should be "No more mine to reclaim..." instead of mind...

    I know Tillman used to be a Christian and lost his faith somewhere along the line...not sure but it seems these lyrics might be a reference to that, to his "year in the kingdom." Lovely song.
    zemccarton November 20, 2011   Link

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