Whose Truth?

Well, I’m goin to hell and there’s nothin I can do
Why would God forgive me when I never heard a truth
I’m a sinner by birthright and a devil in disguise
Born of sinners, raised in sin, no light in my eyes

Shine a light on my heart
Shine it in my eyes
Make me turn against myself
And see you through their lies

Well, I’m goin to hell and you’ll follow me there
Why would God forgive you when there’s no truth inside a you
You’re a sinner by default and a devil from the start
Born in sin you’ll die in sin, no light in your heart

Shine a light on my heart
Shine it in my eyes
Make me turn against myself
And see you through their lies

Well, preacher said he’d baptize me if I turned from my ways
He said God’d forgive my sins if I knelt down on my knees
If I’d ask His favor say, or I’d cry out for His grace
All I had to do he said was fall upon my face

Shine a light on my heart
Shine it in my eyes
Make me turn against myself
And see you through their lies

I walked away from preacher then, said I could not find truth
I lived my life the way I did, the only way I knew
The world I said had toughened me, and shown me how to live
If the world was right then I was right and nothing to forgive

Shine a light on my heart
Shine it in my eyes
I won’t turn against myself
I won’t believe your lies

Maybe God’d forgive my sins but then again maybe not
Who’s to say that God is right and not the world I know
What if maybe the world is wrong and no one told me so
What if maybe the world is wrong and no one told me so

Shine a light on my heart
Shine it in my eyes
Free my eyes from their scales
Free me from their lies

Shine a light on my heart
Shine it in my eyes
Free my eyes from their scales
Free me from their lies


Featured image: Landscape with the Temptation of Christ 1715, by Alessandro Magnasco
https://useum.org/

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