You give us dreams to wake us up. You say, “Take
Pride in the provision.” When all we see is the
Face of defeat you say, “Take pride in the provision.”
My future’s finally found me, figured me
Out. It’s painful. It’s tough. I never saw it coming.
Come as it may, because all of this life is a lesson
I’d rather learn than end up in a cold covered up
Dark grave. These are the words of a man who
Finally let go. These are the goals of a man who’s
Laid it all down. Losing it all made me realize
I am the victim, the culprit, the casualty, and the
Cause. Losing it all led me to you. I’m sick. I need
Sight. I need help. I need you, and I’m not getting
Any better. I am the deceiver. I’m not getting
Any better. I’m the thief, the whore, the murderer.
It’s times like these you forget to remember
Who you are. The way up is down. Truth is found
When life throws you out and kicks you to the
Curb. I’m just as much the problem as the man
Behind bars. He did with his business what I do
In my heart. You wronged me. You crossed me.
I’ll never let it ruin me. Lessons are learned deep
Down within my heart. The worst men make the
Best stories come true. The past is a part of me,
But not who I am. I realize my identity is not in
What I’ve seen but in what I believe to be true.
I know what I need now. All that was lost is not
Lost. Even the worst of mankind can’t disrupt
Sovereignty. You’ve given me this nightmare to
Wake me up. You say, “Take pride in the provision.”
You’ve given me more than enough. You
Say, “Take pride in the provision.”
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