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The Seed

Post by jdblessing1970 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:08 am

I wrote this nearly 10 years ago in response to a lyric challenge. There was a list of words to choose from (we had to include at least 10) and a list of words to avoid completely. Out of that, came what I think is one of my best works. It's meant to be something of a slow C&W song. I even have a tune for it, but I can't play any instruments and am no good at figuring out what chord progression it could possibly be, but that being said, I'm putting it out here for review.


The Seed
©J. Blessing

Gazing out a window of a bus traveling to Kansas
He looks back on the circumstance that brought him to this place
He never thought that much of life before he bought his one-way ticket
Now the light of liberty is shining from his face
His parents always told him he would never amount to nothing
But somewhere deep inside his heart he knew that they were wrong
He swore that one day he’d improve his situation
And run off to the fields of green ‘cause that’s where he belongs
Where…

Corn silk smells of freedom to a boy who never knew
All that life could offer him underneath the skies of blue
And the ripe ears taste of Heaven, he’ll have all he’ll ever need
He’ll reap all that he has sown and God has given him the seed

His Daddy was the devil’s own, his Momma not much better
They only saw him as a thing of use
So on his sixteenth birthday he packed his only suitcase
And when the clock struck midnight, he set his future loose.
He hitched a ride into town and pawned all he had of value,
For one ticket to Topeka on the next bus out
Dreaming of a future as wide as a Kansas cornfield
As he left his past behind him, he knew without a doubt
That…
Corn silk smells of freedom to a boy who never knew
All that life could offer him underneath the skies of blue
And the ripe ears taste of Heaven, he’ll have all he’ll ever need
He’ll reap all that he has sown and God has given him the seed

Years later you could find him on his farm of 50 acres
Living in the old homestead he and his wife restored
They’ll teach all their children that they each have a purpose
And when God has given you a dream, it’s worth fighting for

Corn silk smells of freedom to a boy who never knew
All that life could offer him underneath the skies of blue
And the ripe ears taste of Heaven, he’ll have all he’ll ever need
He’ll reap all that he has sown and God has given him the seed

Gazing out the window of a bus traveling to Kansas
He looks back on the circumstance that brought him to this place
He never thought too much of life before he bought that one-way ticket
But now the light of liberty is shining from his face.

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