Song #13 for the 2014 Fifty-Ninety


CRACKED VESSEL

Verse 1:

A cracked vessel is the mind

What goes in leaks out in time:

People’s names and people’s faces,

What took place in certain places,

All the science, all the math,

Memories of the distant past.

CHORUS:

YOU CAN’T ADD MORE TO A FILLED-UP CUP,

YOU NEED TO LET SOME OUT.

THAT CRACK IS A BLESSING

YOU CAN BE GLAD ABOUT.

Verse 2:

A cracked vessel is the heart:

Passions, fashions all depart,

Tastes change, love grows cold,

Old obsessions lose their hold.

Why cling to the overrated?

What you treasured gets donated.

CHORUS, REPEAT

Verse 3:

But when God’s love rains, it pours.

If some seeps out, there’s always more.

Mind and heart and soul fill up;

A holy torrent floods your cup.

Overflowing, leaking too,

That’s how much your God loves you.

CHORUS:

YOU CAN’T FIT GOD IN A FILLED-UP HEART;

YOU NEED TO LET SIN OUT.

THAT CRACK IS A BLESSING

YOU CAN BE GLAD ABOUT.

© 2014 Pamella Bowen (BMI)

pam@bowen2.com

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