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The Lament in My Head

September 13, 2006

Wake Up Dead Man—U2

Jesus, Jesus help me
I’m alone in this world
And a fucked-up world it is too.

Tell me, tell me the story
The one about eternity
And the way it’s all gonna be.

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man.

Jesus, I’m waiting here, boss
I know you’re looking out for us
But maybe your hands aren’t free.

Your Father, He made the world in seven
He’s in charge of heaven.
Will you put a word in for me?

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man.

Listen to the words they’ll tell you what to do
Listen over the rhythm that’s confusing you
Listen to the reed in the saxophone
Listen over the hum of the radio
Listen over the sound of blades in rotation
Listen through the traffic and circulation
Listen as hope and peace try to rhyme
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man.

Jesus, were you just around the corner?
Did you think to try and warn her?
Were you working on something new?
If there’s an order in all of this disorder
Is it like a tape recorder?
Can we rewind it just once more?

Wake up, wake up dead man
Wake up, wake up dead man.
Wake up, wake up dead man.

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7 Responses to “The Lament in My Head”

  1. Lora says:

    thinking of you all
    crying with you

  2. John Musick says:

    …as peace and hope try to rhyme…
    Jesus…we’re listening.

  3. Tom Della-Moretta says:

    “Will those who mourn be left uncomforted
    While you’re up there just playing hard to get?

    And I know your bore our sorrows
    and I know you feel our pain
    And I know it would not hurt any less
    Even if it could be explained

    And I know that I am only lashing out
    At the one who loves me most”

    Hard to Get – Rich Mullins

    Just don’t have words of my own that speak any better.

    Love you – Tom

  4. Anonymous says:

    We are so very sad with you…
    Uncle Chuck and Aunt Sara

  5. Don Manning says:

    May the peace of our lord be with all of you in this hour of grief and always.

    Don & Wilma

  6. dstavlund@aol.com says:

    Mike:

    No matter how I try to understand or feel your anguish, I am unable. We must have faith that GOD has”order in all this disorder.” Dad

  7. emmegab says:

    since we got the sad news two days ago, 49th block of Florida has been praying and mourning for you, Mike, Stacy and Ella. We love you, and will keep begging for God’s peace and mercy to be with you.

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