"Car Seat(God's Presents)" as written by Thomas Rogers Stevens, Christopher John Thorn, Shannon Hoon, Brad Smith and Glen Graham....
Tongue tied, nerves as big as boulders
Why Mom, I thought I was your soldier
My brother sits by me
Buckled into the carseat

Feel the thirst, it's time for pulling over
Into the truckstop on my daddy's shoulder
Out back where they plant all the trees
ten feet away my daddy buries me

(God's presents)

If my path be smooth or rugged
If with thorns or roses strewn
Where I go the Father seeith
And He will leave me not alone

If I take the wings of morning
far within the giant sea
Even there His hand will leave me
Even there my God will be

Though the gloom of night be round me
Though I cannot see my way
Yet the Lord will see and guide me
Because unto Him the night is day

If my thought are good or evil
Set me think to hide them not
there is one above all seeing
And He beholdth every thought

And ever more my eyes beholds me
And all my ways to Him are known
And His loving arms enfolds me
He will leave me not alone


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"Car Seat (God's Presents)" as written by Christopher Thorn Brad Smith

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    General CommentThe first part of this song shannon wrote about Susan Smith who murderedd her two sons in South Carolina in the fall of 94'. I would put the quote from shannon about it but its really long. Basically he was really horrified by the entire thing so he wrote this song. The end "God Presents" Was written by Shannon's great great grandmother Blanche Bridge in 1884. i thought it was cool that they put this on a cd 111 years later
    k9ttyk1ton September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    deleteme152on June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentShannon also had the entire "Gods Presents" part tattooed on his left forearm. and Kitty already beat me to the part about his gramma writing it. Weird song but a great fit on the Soup album
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've been a Blind Melon fan since they first started out, and I've always found this poem absolutely amazing.
    DeathRowDiscoon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is simply incredible
    spemcc123on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorate song!
    aibisibinglengon April 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdeathrowdisco, I really like your name, and I wish that I could say the same thing. If I had been born like 15 years sooner, we would be living in the same county. Sorry, I just always feel the need to brag about that one.
    goodgollymissmollyon March 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDamn... what a sound they get. Every one of their songs has the most unique feeling that really portrays what the song is about. If you couldn't understand English, you'd still know what his song is about.
    Shannon & friends, you're genius'.
    tr1pmanon May 08, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningHuh... It's probably well know by most fans, but it should be noted on "Song Meanings" that....

    This song, at least the first section, is about Susan Smith, a South Carolina woman who killed her two sons in 1994 by rolling her car into a lake, drowning them both.

    The second part seems to be a prayer for the children, or anyone who has passed on.

    In any case, a haunting song.
    SpasticMinnowon May 22, 2013   Link

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