Not A Song
by John Flynn

 

He made himself write out the lines that struggled for release
From somewhere deep inside of him that never had known peace
But somehow when he finished putting down each word and note
That songwriter found that something still caught in his throat

It’s not a song ‘til you sing it

Not a boat ‘til you row it
It’s not a gift ‘til you bring it
And it’s not love ‘til you show it

So he strapped on his guitar and walked out in the lights

In front friends and strangers as he had so many nights
Trusting that the truth he told that cut him to the bone
Could help somebody else feel just a little less alone

It’s not a song ‘til you sing it

Not a row ‘til you ho it
It’s not a gift ‘til you bring it
And it’s not love ‘til you show it

So take yourself a deep breath son and as you let out

Let it carry love that will erase all fear and doubt

He made himself sing out the words that struggled for release

From somewhere deep inside of him and now he was at peace
For one gets to tell you what you should or shouldn’t feel
Or gets to hurt you and then take a way your chance to heal

It’s not a song ‘til you sing it

Not a seed ‘til you sew it
It’s not a gift ‘til you bring it
And it’s not love ‘til you show it

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