Valley of Dry Bones


Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Out of the sand, the snake did crawl
Coiled right up, standing six feet tall
There we stood looking eye to eye
He said, “boy, today's the day you're going to die”
I looked at him and said, “how's it going to be”
He said, “boy, you're gonna drown out at sea”
I laughed in his face, “man, is this a joke”
Surely you can see that for water we’re broke
I'll take my chances holding death’s hand
For a thousand miles here, there's nothing but sand
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Then right there before my eyes
The snake took off and he began to fly
Higher and higher and higher still
He began spinning like the wheel of a mill
The further he went, the bigger he got
Leaving me here with nothing but hot
He got so big that he covered the horizon
From edge to edge, like bread dough rising
I said, “please don't eat me Mr. Snake”
He said, “don't you listen boy, it ain't how you're gonna break”
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
The sun was gone now, the sky was getting dark
A spark ignited inside that snake’s heart
Flickering and flashing, the snake began to quiver
The sky was flooded by a burning river
That snake’s heart exploded and the air was torn
A heavenly host began to mourn
Lightning flashed and hit the ground
I could see fire burning all around
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
That snake’s skin began to shed
It fell to the ground like crumbs of bread
As the crumbs fell, they began to melt
It was no longer sand here but it’s water I felt
I was threatened no more by fire or the heat
This dessert is flooded, it's up over my feet
I was running, going with all haste
The water is rising now, it’s up over my waist
The wind was blowing from that snake’s lips
I could taste salt upon my lips
With his tongue he flicked me in the air
When I came down, water’s up over my hair
I struggled and fought, I did my best
But that snake was right, I sunk to my rest
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones
Why did you leave me alone in the dessert
Why did you lead me to this valley of dry bones

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