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Garrison Doles: Song Lyrics

I Could Tell It Was On Your Mind

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Words and music by Garrison Doles

I arose from my bed this morning under a terrible curse
Bad as it was at the outset, hour by hour it only got worse
I know that somewhere there’s a fellow without any feet, I am only a man
without shoes
I don’t see how my wealth of extremities, is gonna keep me from singing
the blues
Thank You God for this bread on my table, for this back-breaking work that
I find
Thank You God for not taking my life today, I could tell it was on Your
mind

Ain’t no way no how, ain’t no how no way
Ain’t no way no how, come back another day
I’ve got mud in my eyes, it’s the dirt and the tears
Still I’ve got to try, to see my way clear

Little bit of mercy, just a little bit of grace
Here I am, here I am
Someday gonna carry me away

Any day above ground is a good day, I will carry that belief to my grave
Don’t try to bury me on a Monday, I can’t swear that I will behave
We were made for this day-to-day slaughter, beshatted and spattered with
grime
I would not spend breath on complaining, It would just be a waste of my
time
Thank You God for this bread on my table, for this back-breaking work that
I find
Thank You God for not taking my life today, I could tell it was on Your
mind

Ain’t no way no how, ain’t no how no way
Ain’t no way no how, come back another day
I’ve got mud in my eyes, it’s the dirt and the tears
Still I’ve got to try, to see my way clear

Thank You God for this bread on my table, for this soul-crushing work that
I find
Thank You God for not taking my life today I could tell it was on Your mind
I could tell it was on Your mind
I could tell it was on Your mind