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Faith Will Always Rise

from Owls by Danny Schmidt



Wouldn't you believe a man
Who showed you how to rise and stand
And hold your own forsaken hand
And lead you through the years
I would, I would, I'd follow if I could
But faith has always flashed and disappeared

Wouldn't you believe the words
A lover's lips might share with yours
Forever and forever more
A love that's not at war
I would, I would, I'd promise if I could
But faith has never touched my heart for good

Wouldn't you believe in work
If every day from death to birth
You turned a wrench that fixed the earth
With sweat that clenched a thirst
I would, I would, I'd labor like I should
But faith has never filled that hole with dirt

But every time and every where
A safety net of silver hair
That every climber knows is there
And all who fall would swear
And I would, I would, I'd swear it if I could
But faith has never caught me unprepared

So wouldn't you believe in life
If every blessed guess was right
And every question answered twice
Like shadows filled with light
I would, I would, I'd wake because I could
As faithful as the sun just knows to rise


from Owls, released May 19, 2015


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Danny Schmidt Austin, Texas

Named to the Chicago Tribune's "50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years," Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, with lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt. ... more


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