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A Small Sacrifice

from Americayana by Aaron Rester



Nights on the farm
You try to stay warm
hold tight to his arms
and pray for a son

It's good to be king
Not so much to be queen
who can't give him a child
to carry on his name

Two years since the day
He brought you to stay
White dress in your trunk
Silence on the train

He's a man of few words
but he treats you good
keeps you well-fed
and a roof overhead

So you go to the priest
and fall on your knees
begging him please
why won't God help me?

He smiles a sad smile
Says stand up my child,
faith can take you far
but not the last couple miles

He don't always play nice
But even God has a price
he can bring you your son
for a small sacrifice

and on the day that he's born
and the last breath leaves your lungs
you'll go up to meet him
with your journey all done


from Americayana, released August 1, 2017
Written by Aaron Rester. Features samples from freesound.org users klankbeeld and veezay.




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