"Second Chances" as written by and Ilan Gary Isakov Gregory Alan Isakov....
All of my heroes sit up straight
They stare at the ground
They radiate

Me, I'm mumbling in the kitchen for the sun to pay up
Lonely is a ring on a cold coffee cup
I'm some sick hound
Digging for bones
If it weren't for second chances, we'd all be alone

My hands they were strangers lost in the night
They're waving around in the dusty light
I'm waiting in the wings while the trees undress
Cupping my ear to hear the wind confess
I'm a ghost in the garden
Scaring the crows
If it weren't for second chances, we'd all be alone

I'm running from nothing, no thoughts in my mind
Oh my heart was all black
But I saw something shine
Thought that part was yours, but it might just be mine
I could share it with you, if you gave me the time
I'm all bloody knuckles, longing for home
If it weren't for second chances, we'd all be alone

I'm a shot through the dark
I'm a black sinkhole
If it weren't for second chances, we'd all be alone


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"Second Chances" as written by Ilan Gary Isakov Gregory Alan Isakov

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    General CommentIsakov has a way of stringing words together that shouldn't make sense, but somehow the sentiment is still successfully expressed. "I'm all bloody knuckles, longing for home" by itself hardly means anything, but in the song, you can gather that he means he's tired and he wants to belong somewhere.

    For me personally, I think this song is about realizing that we don't deserve anything good, but because of God's grace, there is still good to be found in our existence. Good friendship gives second chances. My relationship with God is unlike any other relationship I have, because I can't hide anything from him, so he sees every ounce of dark that I have. Yet, he continues to reach out to me and love me. Long story short, I think this song is about being given grace- in human relationships, too.

    He's a unique songwriter, and one of the best around at the moment. At least I think so.
    bluecassetteon August 03, 2017   Link

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