You Can't Take My Life Away

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You Can’t Take My Life Away

You can’t take my life away
You can’t take it away

You may as well try and punch the sun
Or grab the wind with your grubby little hand, but you’re getting none
You can tell your lies like the barrel of a gun
But you got no bullets in the chamber to shoot so I ain’t gonna run

You can try to kick the chair out from under my feet
I know you’re thinking when I fall with the noose around my neck it’ll be my defeat
But to your surprise I wasn’t there in the chair at all
I was havin’ a ball, never takin’ a fall, never missin’ a beat (I had someone to meet)

And I now I know no matter how you scream and yell
I’m like Johnny B. Goode I can send you away just like ringin’ a bell (ding ding)
And now your great big voice is so tiny and small
Now wait a little bitty minute, it’s not there at all

You can’t take my life away
You can’t take it away

I’m ready to run, so unopposed
Cuz the river flows and I can see the light like a cock that crows
I’m ready to fly, in the wind that blows
I found the fountain of youth, the more I see the truth the more my confidence grows

And here comes the dawn with its radiant rays
Like the flight of a bird or God’s indelible word you can’t take it away
And as the light fills the sky with a holy blaze
I can see there’s nothing in the world that could really every make me afraid

And now I live like wave of the churning sea
You can try to bring me down, make me drown,
But I’m only ever gonna be free
And now I live, like a distant star
So far above what you could ever be, as if you really are

I’m not afraid of you no more
I’m not afraid of you at all
I’m not afraid of you no more

You used to seem so big and bad
But you gave the best you had
And when it all was said and done
You couldn’t hurt anyone
You tried with all of your might
To start a horrible fight
But you didn’t have it in you to destroy the light
Cuz it was shining in the darkness but you couldn't comprehend
That God’s love lasts till the end

© 2009 Alex Cook

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from Tree Of Life, released December 7, 2012

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