Lenny Howell - Horse

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MY GRAMMA SHE ONCE TOLD ME, IN HER SMALLTOWN
SOUTHERN WAY
YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER,BUT YOU CANNOT MAKE HIM PRAY
THE BLANKET OF YOUR SOLITUDE,IS PURGATORY BOUND THE TANGLING OF YOUR WIRING,IS LIKE A LOST AND FOUND

WHEN YOUR POCKETS GET TOO EMPTY, WHEN SOMEONE KILLS YOUR HEART
WHEN THE BURDEN IS TOO HEAVY, TOO HEAVY FROM THE START
BEFORE YOU TAKE THAT FINAL STEP,TAKE ONE LAST LOOK AROUND
THERE MIGHT BE SOMEONE REACHING OUT,TO HELP YOU OFF
THE GROUND

WHEN I LOOKED UP FROM MY EDGE OF CHOICE, APPEARING LIKE ST.JAMES
OR PETER ,PAUL, OR MAYBE SAUL, I CAN'T RECALL THEIR NAMES
I ASKED ARE YOU A MAN OF GOD, SENT HERE TO INTERVENE
HE SAID "NO I'M JUST A HOMELESS MAN, BUT YOUR VIEW IS ONE I'VE SEEN"

WHEN YOU STANDIN' ON THE PRECIPICE,AND THE MERMAIDS STARIN' BACK
THE SMILE OF HER FORGIVENESS,THE COLD OF HER ATTACK
AND AS YOU TAKE THAT FINAL BREATH, YOUR LIFE BEFORE YOUR EYE'S
IS WHAT YOU ARE REMOVED FROM TIME, WITHOUT YOUR LAST GOODBYE

HE SAID YOU SEEM UNCERTAIN, IS THERE SOMETHING LEFT UNDONE
WERE YOU THINKING OF YOUR LEGACY,OR THINKING OF SOMEONE
REFLECTION ON YOUR INNER SOUL, WHILE STARING AT THE DEEP
IS SOMETHING THAT ALL MEN MUST DO, BEFORE THEY TAKE THE LEAP

I FELT MY BLOOD BEGIN TO BOIL , DISMISSED HIM WITH MY HAND
I SAID NO WAY ON GOD'S GREEN EARTH, YOU COULD EVER UNDERSTAND
WHEN HE TURNED I HEARD HIM CHUCKLE, AND I SWEAR I HEARD HIM SAY
YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER, BUT YOU CANNOT MAKE HIM PRAY

I TURNED MY FACE BACK TO THE SUN, AND HOLLERED OUT MY NAME
IN CASE I'D BEEN FORGOTTEN, LIKE A MAN WHO'S GONE INSANE
BUT MY GRAMMA DIDN'T RAISE NO FOOL, SO I TURNED AND WALKED AWAY
CAUSE YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER, BUT YOU CANNOT MAKE HIM PRAY

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from Verses vs. Homelessness, released June 23, 2016

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Shelter From the Storm Calgary, Alberta

In 2015, a group of staff, clients and volunteers at Canada's largest homeless serving agency - the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre - joined forces to write songs, share experiences and transform the way their stories are told.

The project has since resulted in concert performances, an ongoing TELUS web-series, and 2 full length studio albums.

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