No Sense of History

Daniel Amos

Like Lazarus - Stones of Venice

Like Lazarus
1988 Words and Music by Terry Taylor, Tim Chandler, Greg Flesch, Dave Raven

Riches to rags I come from the grave
Moved by the power of your voice
I'll not shut the night up inside of me
Immersed in the burning flame back into misery

She'll be looking at my picture
When I knock on the door
I'll say "I'm no ghost, touch me"
She'll say "You're tracking dust on the kitchen floor"
Like Lazarus (repeat 4 x)

There's a foul wind blowing, it's a pungent smell
A bark in the night and a muffled cry
One candle burns in the living room window
Could it be she's in there waiting for me in there?

She was just getting over it
Now I'm gonna drop in
I'll say "Surprise! Daddy's home!"
She'll say "Hey baby, just how have you been?"
Like Lazarus

Riches to rags I come from the grave
Moved by the power of your voice
I'll not shut the night up inside of me
Immersed in the burning flame back into misery

She'll be looking at my picture
When I knock at the door
I'll say "I'm no ghost, touch me"
She'll say "You're tracking dust on the kitchen floor"
Like Lazarus (repeat 15 x)


Stones of Venice
1988 Words and Music by Terry Taylor, Tim Chandler, Greg Flesch, Dave Raven

Breathe it in
See the lines so straight
Contrast
Disorder and misery
Do you get a thrill?
We can change the world
Set the craftsmen free
In God's own country

Stones of Venice in a line
Far as the naked eye can see
Stones of Venice on the incline
Perfect holy symmetry

You...you...you...you
Padre, Father
Lay your spirit on me

Let them breathe it in
Form stone and clay
Contrast
Chaos and anarchy
He has ripped the veil
Will retain the time/will we take the time?
We are breaking through
The Philistine line

Stones of Venice in a row
Bridges to eternity
Stones of Venice through the snow
Walkways for humanity

Speak to me
Walls of Peru
What was in your builder's heart?
A razor blade
Cannot pass through you
Dividing God and art

Landscape
Continuing flow
Contrast
With shapes and fragments
Really do believe
What our heart receives
Will set the captive free
Like God's own country

Breathe it in (repeat 8 x)

Stones of Venice in a line
Far as the naked eye can see
Stones of Venice on the incline
Perfect holy symmetry

Stones of Venice in a line
Far as the naked eye can see
Stones of Venice on the incline
Perfect holy symmetry