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Secret Prayers

from Willows Motel by Jason Paul Johnston

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Secret Prayers (6:36) © 2006 Jason Paul Johnston
Kicking into the atmosphere.
Through your goal posts in the clouds up there.
I'm no punter, but I am sincere.
From the space I take up down here.
They're going God knows where....secret prayers.

There's a magic spell I've meant to say.
But I can't form the words today.
Instead I make up some nice phrase.
And tuck all the bad ones away.
I am so afraid, cause you are right there...secret prayers.

I know you've heard all of this before.
I've got my problems, but there's so much more.
So many banging at your door.
Not to mention all the abject poor.
But somehow you are never bored.
You meet every stare...secret prayers.

Going God knows where, I bet he does
He hears them, takes them, every one.
He fills his mansions, every home,
With every word we've ever spoke.
They do not vanish, they never die,
They only strengthen with each cry.
They do not pass into the air,
These walls are thin and I think there's someone upstairs.
I think it's someone who cares....secret prayers

He hears the addict stealing his next fix,
Or the homeless begging from the rich,
To the lawyer who is out of will,
or the mother crying in the hospital,
And the inmate strapped down to the chair,
Or soldier fighting wars unfair,
And the family playing at the park,
Or lonely sigh in the dark,
This world is a work of art...as the canvas tears.
... secret prayers


from Willows Motel, released July 14, 2009
Some Violins: Kyle and Beth Bultman
Piano: Dafydd Hughes
Electric guitar: Eddie Paton


Produced by Bruce Anthony & Jason Paul Johnston
All instruments by Bruce and Jason unless otherwise noted


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Jason Paul Johnston Lexington, Kentucky

Jason is the son of a preacher from the Great White North (Canada) and a music teacher from Tennessee, giving his muse northern and southern winds. Jason released his first album "Willows Motel" in 2009. It was an americana inspired album of eleven originals and one old gospel tune. Jason is now working on a series of follow-up albums: 100 Stories Volumes 1-10 ... more

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