Now That I've Died

from the album "Dig Here Said the Angel"

Music by Daniel Amos, Words by T.S. Taylor
©2013 Shape of Air Music
Babe, Iím happy now, and much more grateful
Not to mention less contentious, vengeful and hateful
Guess Iím what you would call childlike and playful
Just swimming with the tide
I lost me stiff, stiff neck and my hard, hard, heart
My self-respect is off the charts
Just hanging out here on the other side
Dead to my pride, now that Iíve died

I canít hurt you now or harm anyone
Iím too busy helping people and having fun
Iím not a loner anymore since I joined the tribe
On the other side
And I love my neighbor as I love myself
Iím loved by God Iíve got my health
Iím going strong and becoming wise
I couldnít lie if I tried,
Now that Iíve died!

My new skin glows, I canít help but smile
Cuz the music round here is just my style
Every doorís been unlocked and Iím going inside
All bushy tailed and wide eyed

I sell records world wide now that I've died

Up here I donít hold back, I never flinch
I go the extra mile when asked for an inch
And the rich serve the poor and the poor are the rich
Itís kind of hard to describe

Iím never cynical, but still a little sarcastic
By the way the cuisine here is pretty fantastic
And I never have to ask whatís the truth whatís a lie
Itís pretty cut and dried
Now that Iíve died!

Like I said babe, Iím so much more grateful
Imagine me all honorable and faithful!
But things have changed, Iím not so unstable
Completely satisfied
And the futureís getting brighter
Now that Iím past the hard part
Of walkiní through that dark door
Into the darkest dark
Let me say baby, (all this missing you aside)
Iíve never been more alive,
Now that Iíve died!