I want to build me a house, on higher ground
I want to find me a world, where love's the only sound
High above this road, filled with shadow and doubt
I want to shoulder my load, and figure it all out
With Leah

I walk this road, with a hammer and a fiery lantern
With this hand I've built, and with this I've burned
I want to live in the same house, beneath the same roof
Sleep in the same bed, search for the same proof
As Leah

I got somethin' in my heart, I been waitin' to give
I got a life I want to start, one I been waitin' to live
No more waitin', tonight I feel the light I say the prayer
I open the door, I climb the stairs

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Leah Lyrics as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on devils and dust
    dasquien!on October 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've always felt this song is about one's struggle with faith. As he usually does, Bruce uses biblical references to get his point across, but it could be applied to faith in anything. The narrator aspires to one day prove true faith, and draws inspiration from the Bible's Leah, whose faith in God and love for Jacob never ceased, even though she was always second-rate in Jacob's eyes. It really is one of the most bittersweet stories from the Bible, and is paid tribute in this song.
    bcurr2328on January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenton the D&D tour, before playing this song Bruce said "we all we carry with us the seeds of our destruction, a great joke played on us by God, it comes along with free will, or semi free will, we also carry with us the seeds to bring good things into it all, so this is a song about a man who finally figuers out how to come down on just the right side of that equation".

    of intrest is that when introducing The Hitter, he said that that's about the other side of that equation, our seeds of our destruction.
    aldo1980on May 16, 2010   Link

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