City From The Sky

Twenty years of United Church ministry left in the dust. Nevertheless, the mystery of starstuff in our bones is nothing to be sneezed at. Written with Pacific ocean salt in my nose.

spent my life with answers stolen from a book
one dreamless year I woke took another way
question the stars, question the moonlight 
only heard my breathing no words to say

wandering in my garden, taking in salt air 
searching in that peace but darkness stole the calm
Was that the voice of God in new Jerusalem
nothing but tv noise and bloody human bombsO city from the sky! O fabled True and Lovely!”
These stories you and I tell to our children fall like glass
There is no God on high, there's only what we're hearing: 
This bag of bones and dreams and tears like light and dark will pass

The air is full of bees, they're falling like autumn
deserts of clearcuts and slicks on holy ground
cancer of our bottom lines just ate up the future.
no flying cars here, just hollow metal soundsO city from the sky! O fabled True and Lovely!”
These stories you and I tell to our children fall like glass
There is no God on high, there's only what we're knowing:
This bag of bones and dreams and tears like light and dark will pass

[Bridge]
Is my hope a rumour? My faith a barren seed?
My love a mix of spit and moan to fill a fleshtone need? 

These things I am sure of: our bodies rot or burn
in the meantime we live for our wond'ring play
lightfall wind on poplars, lover's fragrant skin, 
pain inside our knees, books we'll read somedayO city from the sky! O fabled True and Lovely!”
Old stories you and I told to our children fell like glass
If there's no God on high, there's only what we're seeing:
This bag of bones and dreams and tears like light and dark will pass

O city from the sky! O fabled True and Lovely!”
Old stories you and I told to our children fell like glass
If there's no God on high, there's only what we are.....: 
This bag of bones and dreams and tears like light and dark will pass
This bag of bones and dreams and tears like light and dark.....

© 2016 words and music by Edward Moll (SOCAN)