long way home lyrics – idle sons

i was five years old
when they came and took my daddy away.
momma said, “he’ll be back home a year from today.
i know you’re young but i hope you understand,
these are the kind of things that happen to a man.”
… oooooh…
i see her talkin’ but i can’t hear nothing;
sweet salvation cover me.

refrain:
take me where i long to be,
pick up and carry me;
oh, i need your love
it’s such a long way home.
even though i fall sometimes,
nothing here can change my mind.
lord, i need your love,
it’s such a long way home.

daddy cried,
“boy you’d better come home right now.
momma’s gone,
sicknesstook her down.
i know you’re young,
but i hope you understand,
these are the kind of things that happen to a man.”
… ooooh…
i see him talkin’ but i don’t hear nothin’;
lookin’ round but i can’t see.
i touch fear but i feel nothin’;
sweet salvation cover me.

(refrain)

all this pain locked up inside of me,
on my knees i prayed you’d set me free.
“i know you hurt,
but i really do understand;
i’m the one who held your pain when i became a man.”
speak to me so i hear something,
turn my eyes so i can see.
you touch fear and i feel something,
sweet salvation cover me.

(refrain)

/ idle sons lyrics