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St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Blues


by La Dispute. Buy album CD: Wildlife



Stained-glass and the choir sing out that strong and ceaseless
Chorus here. 
So sweet the voices, sweep like leaves into the street.

On Eastern, a celebration carried on for God and hope and
Refuge
To keep each other, life; give shelter from the storm. And
Keep warm. 
The congregation gathers outside in the parking lot, each
Service done
They keep the old hymn rolling on and on and
I see
The scene in color each day driving out to Eastown, 
That old
Abandoned church and have I gone the same sad way? 

Have I
Gone the same sad way? 

Through the sixties flourished and the
Seventies in flux. 
The eighties fluctuate each year unclear of when
The money would dry up. 
And when the nineties violent crime and
Rising unemployment rates came by
That parking lot grew dim and thin
Of sinners and saints
Until the voices, unceasing, slowly faded to
Black
Until the weeds stormed the concrete from unattended cracks.

It had to know, had to feel that glory never coming back,

Like I could feel it when the passion left, the last of what I had,

It had to know like I knew. 
And I can't find it still.

Might not ever. 

Ten years now standing vacant.

Ten years on empty, maybe more. 
Once held the faith of
Hundreds, 
Soon one more cell phone store. 
For years they
Gathered here
Inside the building sound and true
To sing their
Praises to a god that gave them hope
To carry on, to carry through.

So, I've been thinking about that, 
Sometimes go slow when I
Drive by, 
How a home of stone and a house so holy
Grows so
Empty over time. 
What gave those people purpose
Past death
Approaching constantly
Now left to crumble slowly, 
Now left to
Wither with the weeds. 
Now left to ice and vandals, 
The
Advent candles long since gone, 
The old foundation shifting hard,

The concrete overgrown, but
That stained-glass window sits
Untouched amongst the brickwork worn, 
A symbol of the beauty only
Perfect at that moment we were born. 
And just the other day I swear
I saw a man there
Pulling weeds out of the concrete, sweeping up and
Patching cracks, 
I saw him lift a rag to wash the years of filth
From off those windows. 
Made me wonder if there's anyone like that
For you and me and
Anybody else who broke and lost hope.



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Album: Wildlife (2011) Lyrics
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  1. A Broken Jar
  2. A Departure
  3. A Letter
  4. A Mi Que Me Importa
  5. A Poem
  6. All Our Bruised Bodies And The Whole Heart Shrinks
  7. Asesina
  8. Asi Dormida
  9. Buena Suerte
  10. Busco La Manera
  11. Como Me Duele
  12. Como Olvidarla
  13. Con La Intencion De Lastimarme
  14. Contigo Tengo Todo
  15. Cuando Eramos Algo
  16. Cuando No Existen Palabras
  17. Dale
  18. Dar Hasta Que Duele
  19. Dejame Vivir
  20. Duele
  21. Edit Your Hometown
  22. Edward Benz, 27 Times
  23. El Baile Del Pescado
  24. El Helicoptero
  25. El Ritmo De La Noche
  26. Ella Me Abandono
  27. Ella Me Abandono By El Chombo
  28. En Donde Estas
  29. Enamorate De Mi
  30. Ese Alguien
  31. Ese Hombre Es Mio
  32. Esta Vez!
  33. Factoria, Que Me Maten
  34. Felina
  35. Harder Harmonies
  36. Hay Alguien Mas
  37. Hombre Ajeno
  38. Hombre De Poco Hablar
  39. I See Everything
  40. King Park
  41. La Llamada
  42. La Pagaras
  43. La Soledad
  44. Las Mismas Canciones
  45. Le Dire
  46. Lo Aprendi De Ti
  47. Lo Mejor De Mi Vida
  48. Mal Polvo
  49. Me Olvide De Mi
  50. Morire
  51. Necesito De Ti
  52. No Lastimes Mas
  53. No Puedo Olvidarme De Ti
  54. No Sabes Querer
  55. No Voy A Llorar
  56. No Vuelvas A Mi
  57. No Vuelvas A Mi.. Me Maten Q Me Maten
  58. Ojala
  59. Ojala (La Buenaa!)
  60. Otra Oportunidad
  61. Papi Chulo
  62. Papi Chulo (Version Original)
  63. Para Olvidarte
  64. Para Recordar
  65. Perdoname
  66. Pero Se Fue
  67. Pero Se Fue (Good One)
  68. Por El Amor De Una Mujer
  69. Por El Amor De Una Mujer ( A Duo Con Intocable )
  70. Porque Se Fue
  71. Que Me Maten
  72. Que No Daria Yo
  73. Qué Pasará
  74. Se Feliz
  75. Se Me Ha Ido La Voz
  76. Si Alguna Vez
  77. Si Ella Supiera
  78. Sigo De Pie
  79. Sigo Enamorado
  80. Sin Ti
  81. Somos Diferentes
  82. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Blues
  83. Tal Vez
  84. Te Amo. Te Extraño
  85. Te Ayudare A Olvidar
  86. Te Olvide
  87. The Most Beautiful Bitter Fruit
  88. Todavía Me Acuerdo De Tí
  89. Todavía Me Acuerdo De Ti
  90. Todavia
  91. Tu Primera Vez
  92. Una Rosa Para Ti
  93. Vueltas Y Vueltas
  94. Ya No Hacemos El Amor
  95. Ya Se Va
  96. Yo Aqui Tu Alla
  97. Yo Aquí, Tú Allá
  98. Yo Soy Tu Gatita
  99. You And I In Unison

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