on the outside looking in / i’ve never been able to crack the code / to break the secret spell / that would open up the door and let me in / to everything I’ve been looking for so hard I’ve never seen / but I feel my strength returning tonight / its flowing from the purest well to ever give water / It spills out into an ocean where the sharks are circling / a carnival of counterfeits has no room for something real

arrogance and ego wrapped around every word / shouted from the pulpit as a judgment to control / these were my roots my seed was thrown in shallow soil / I grew into the thorn bushes to be scorched by the sun / but I feel the gravel move beneath my feet / the smell of the gasoline mixed in with the trees / when my faith is strong I know my strength / the threats will be screamed when the vultures fell threatened

so I’ll open up the door and let you in / I want to break the alabaster smell the sweet perfume / and when the bottle is broken I’ll have nothing left to give / I’ll know I’ll already have everything worth having / but I feel my strength returning tonight / its flowing from the purest well to ever give water / it spills out into and ocean where the sharks are circling / a carnival of counterfeits want to crucify something real

“Alabaster” by Rocky Votolato

I dig this guy’s songwriting. My friend and I saw him at the M-Shop this past week, and I got the chance to ask him what this song was all about. He said that is was inspired by a verse from the Bible, to which I replied, “DUH!!” Ok, not really, but he also mentioned that it was about his search for God. He grew up in the baptist church down in Texas before moving up to Seattle as a young man to start his recording career. Cool guy, good writer, check him out.

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