∙ƾ∙∙ evil standin’ next to you and me ∙∙ƾ∙

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there’s evil walkin’  this earth
there’s evil standin’  next to you and me

ain’t no safety in numbers
ain’t no safety in bein’  right

there’s evil all around us
there’s evil sneakin’  inside of  me  and  evil sneakin’  inside of  you

ain’t no body can smite the evil
ain’t no body can keep us safe

there’s evil in the darkness
there’s evil in the daylight

ain’t no prayers gonna make it disappear
ain’t no prayers gonna make us clean

there’s evil walkin’  this earth
there’s evil livin’  inside of  me  and  evil livin’  inside of  you

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gonna go down to the water
gonna wash away the evil

gonna go down to the water
gonna go down there together

gotta go down to the water
gotta wash away the evil

gotta go down to the water
gotta wash our souls clean

gonna go down to the water
gonna wash our souls all clean

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this is an absolutely stunning song and the inspiration for my poem ~


“Nothing But the Water”  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals  { a cappella version }
{ lyrics at the bottom of  this post}

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the image is from the wonderfully talented Penny Smith alias Jinksy
from her blog  In Tandem

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oroginally posted  31 July 2012

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“Nothing But the Water”  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

lyrics ~

  • Songwriters:  Matthew P. Burr,   Bryan Dondero,   Grace Potter,   Scott  Tournet

I have seen what man can do
When the evil lives inside of you
Many are the weak and the strong are few
But with the water we’ll  start anew

Won’t you take me down to the levy?
Take me down to the stream
Take me down to the water
We’re gonna wash our souls clean

Take me down to the river
Take me down to the lake
Yes, we’ll all go together
We’re gonna do it for the good Lord’s sake

I have fallen so many times
For the devil’s sweet, cunning rhymes
This old world has brought me pain
But there’s hope for me again

Well, won’t you take me down to the levy?
Take me down to the stream
Take me down to the water
We’re gonna wash our souls clean

Take me down to the river
Take me down to the lake
Yes, we’ll all go together
We’re gonna do it for the good Lord’s sake

I tried my hand at the Bible
Tried my hand at prayer
But now nothing but the water
Is gonna bring my soul to bare

But now nothing but the water
Is gonna bring my soul to bare

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One response to “∙ƾ∙∙ evil standin’ next to you and me ∙∙ƾ∙

  1. I think it is true, evil, or the possibility of choosing to do the wrong thing resides within each of us… I believe it is equally true that the possibility to choose to do good resides within us… the cleansing happens when we see that both are there/here and we decide that goodness is what will lead our steps, our words, our actions in the world. Thank you for your thought provoking poem and the beautiful music.

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