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Thread #100682   Message #3133878
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry Simon
12-Apr-11 - 03:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: His Name Is Andrew (David Ackles)
Subject: RE: Origins: His Name Is Andrew (David Ackles)
Most of the lyrics for this on t'internet seem to have been copied from someone else's mis-hearing. German whispers. I suggest:

His name is Andrew
He works in a canning factory
He doesn't have a friend
He chooses to wait alone for his life to end.

When Andrew was just a little boy
He knew all the words to all the hymns of joy
And he sang them on Sunday
And he sang them on Monday
And in April and in May
And he heard them say
God is love, God is love
And he believed them

This child was Andrew
He lived in a world of innocence
On him the lion grinned
He sang in the arms of God as he strummed the wind

When Andrew was tall and twenty-one
He wandered from God and wondered what he'd done
For he still sang on Sunday
Though he muddled through Monday
With a silence in his head
Till in jest it said
God redeems, God redeems
And he believed it

This man was Andrew
Hearing a voice he thought was stilled
Back to the arms of grace
He stumbled through darkened woods to a lighted place

When Andrew returned to love and light
He lifted his voice and sang away the night
And the preacher from Sunday
Heard him singing on Monday
And he stopped him with a word
From the dark he heard
God is dead, God is dead
And he believed him

My name is Andrew
I work at the canning factory
I do not have a friend
I choose to wait alone for this life to end.