Hold me, Lord...caress the child inside
The one who hears the darkness and wants to run and hide
The boy who keeps climbing, only to slide
because I finally caught a glimpse from the other side...
I just can't imagine looking my son in his eyes
and seeing the teardrops drop from his cries
and hearing the words from his mouth as he lies
and watching him leave amidst angry goodbyes
I can't imagine seeing him high, and falling on the floor
and not trying to save this little angel I adore
and calling for him, sadly, as he heads out the door
and hearing angry words, "I don't need you anymore!"
No matter how hard I pushed You away
You stayed, and You prayed, and You loved me anyway
"I love you, son, and I know you love me, too
and I won't even explain why you do these things you do
but I want you to know that when you come back through
my love will always be here, my love is always true"
"Leave me alone, I don't want you around
I don't need your rules, I don't need to be bound
I'm not lost, so I don't need to be found
You hear me walking away, right, so get used to the sound"
No matter how often I left You yesterday
You sighed, and You cried, and You loved me anyway
"I need you, Father, please come and get me
You said you'd never give up, said you'd never forget me
I need you to help me because I can't break free
even though I'm not who you wanted me to be"
"It's okay, son, don't be so glum
I knew you'd call me before you'd succumb
We all return to where we came from
and you turned out exactly as I knew you'd become"
Though I know I'm going to slip and let myself get led astray
You'll smile, all the while, and You'll love me anyway