TOO MANY PIECES
[ country, country-folk ]


                Nursery rhymes, sand castles on the beach
                It seemed good times would flow on forever
                But life threw a curveball from out of nowhere
                Hitting right where our hearts were joined together
                Hand in hand, stolling along the boardwalk
                We stopped so our little boy could play a carnival game
                As we embraced, he vanished without a trace
                And now our lives will never, ever be the same

                      And all the wild horses and well meaning friends
                      Can't put all the pieces back together once again
                      Maybe sometimes, some things can be hard, even for Jesus
                      Like mending hearts that are broken in too many pieces

                When I saw you today at the grocery-mart
                You seemed so lonely 'n so many years older
                An empty shell of the strong man I once knew
                Before the world fell around our shoulders
                But who can blame you when a milk carton picture
                Of our only child is such a haunting memory?
                Oh, how I miss him and the times we shared together
                And I so miss your heart beating next to me

                      And all the wild horses and well meaning friends
                      Can't put all the pieces back together once again
                      Maybe sometimes, somethings can be hard, even for Jesus
                      Like mending hearts that are broken in too many pieces

                I know God loves me and sympathizes
                And on one awful day, how he must have felt
                Because to lose your only son
                Hurts more than all the pain in all the books on history's shelf

                      And all the wild horses and well meaning friends
                      Can't put all the pieces back together once again
                      And though we've tried to move on with our lives
                      It seems like nothing ever releases
                      Hearts that have long been broken in too many pieces *


* For John Walsh, who somehow picked up the pieces and made the world a whole lot safer for all of God's children.  And for music artist Jannel Rap, who's sister and fellow artist Gina Bos vanished without a trace; Jannel Rap now travels the world using her music to help bring awareness to the cause of missing children and adults.



           


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