"How's your life?"
"How are things?"
"Great they're going okay!"
Something stale and superficial,
not to ruin your day.
Something swell,
something gay,
with the toothiest smile,
something sappy,
something happy,
something smells like bile.
I don't want to burst your bubble,
not to rain on your parade,
underneath my skin I'm tired,
limping down the path I've made.
The clap of thunder in my veins,
breaks on barren manifold,
still and small and so mundane,
the greatest story ever told.

Are you crawling through the dismal?
Gray of nothing,
frostbite kills.
Does this world make light of weaving,
shrouds to bury,
graves to fill?
I am just a kindred spirit,
a runner who is running still.
Welcome to the longest mile,
the most costly thing you'll ever hold,
wonderful is the journey,
the greatest story ever told.

All my dreams are slowly dying.
I can count my years in scars.
The only one that's never left me,
has carried me so very far.
I've heard it said that he wastes nothing,
so beautiful to behold,
the Author of my hope is writing,
the greatest story ever told.


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    i hate ska

    i hate most christian bands

    but this is one of the best songs i've ever heard.

    usernameon April 27, 2007   Link
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    great song, my bands name, the longest mile, is from the line in the second verse where it goes

    "welcome to the longest mile"

    agenstthegraneon April 15, 2003   Link
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    i think this song is about how God has made you life great and how you should never think your not worth anything, cause God wrote your life to be "the greatest stroy ever told"

    manwithoutfear181on June 30, 2003   Link
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    beautiful.

    organdonationon June 20, 2005   Link
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    My Opinion

    I agree with username, I’m also not ska fan or christian, but with this song the band definitely went beyond the musical style and religion. It should be the Anthem of Positiveness. :) Check out my collection of alternative songs with lyrics on a screen: youtube.com/playlist

    Ramunas Bruzason July 04, 2018   Link
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