I can't believe
That you're gone and we're alone
I can't believe
That we'll never see your face

I can't believe
That you're at the gates of Heaven
I can't believe
That we'll never know you

If only, if only
Miracles happened every day
If only, if only
I could believe in something

Helpless we cried over you
Empty and lost over you

How in the world
Can they say that you're at peace?
How in the world
Can they say that time will heal us?

How in the world
Can we hope to be forgiven?
How in the world
Can we know how we feel?

If only, if only
We could all live forever
If only, if only
No memories to remember

Words were not spoken for you
No grave marks our love for you
Broken our hearts call for you
No-one can blame us but you

How in the world can we ever smile again
How in the world can we live without you

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"Little Invitro" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb Gary Anthony Webb

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    General CommentOne of the most beautiful songs Gary has ever written. Again, as with 'Prayer For the Unborn', it is in response to he and his wife Gemma losing an unborn child. This time, however, the focus is on the sadness, disbelief and guilt that comes along with coming to grips with the loss.

    Incidently, I love how he closes the song out with the very powerful guitar chords. It sums up the sadness and rage he must have felt. It ends with the repeating subdued guitar -- once the rage is spent the grief continues...
    damraton May 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo date Gary has performed Little Invitro only twice in a live setting and broke down both times. He has said that he will never perform Little Invitro live again.
    Sir_Johnon December 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentExtremely well-crafted and powerful.
    Potatofleshon April 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"I can't believe that we'll never see your face."

    The problem with Gary's interpretation of his experience lies largely in this line. He has no faith and/or belief in life beyond the physical. If I were that way, I'd surely have felt the same when I lost my only two hopes of ever becoming a biological parent to two miscarriages in the mid-1990s. Thankfully, though, I'm not that way and I have full, complete expectations to one day meet my children face-to-face once I've graduated from life in this arrogant, depraved and nasty physical world. The loss is real but it's temporary and, in fact, gives me even greater reason to be excited about what lies beyond for me when the time comes for me to leave.

    Mankind has arrogantly and foolishly chosen to believe we have no need for God to manage the world for us. And God, being a perfect Gentleman - rather than beating us into submission - honors our decision and graciously steps aside, allowing us to demonstrate just how incapable of managing this world we are without Him. There is never-ending hunger and starvation in the world because mankind has chosen to go it alone rather than to turn to God for management of situations which are clearly beyond our control. Oh, the irony of man to then curse God and use the existence of hunger and starvation as proof there is no God!

    You have a choice to accept and believe the following or to ignore it and continue to wander through this life and this world cursing its imperfections:

    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” -- 2 Chronicles 7:14

    Lord Hasenpfefferon December 04, 2011   Link

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