Tuesday, June 17, 2008

good stuff

i repent, i repent of my pursuit of america's dream
i repent, i repent of living like i deserve anything
of my house, my fence, my kids, my wife
in our suburbs where we're safe and white
i am wrong and of these things i repent

i repent, i repent of parading my liberty
i repent, i repent of paying for what i get for free
and for the way i believe that i am living right
by trading sins for others that are easier to hide
i am wrong of these things i repent

i repent of judging by a law that even i can't keep
of wearing righteousness like a disguise
to see through the planks in my own eyes

i repent, i repent of trading truth for false unity
i repent, i repent of confusing peace and idolatry
by caring more of what they think than what i know of what we need
by domesticating you until you look just like me
i am wrong and of these things i repent


-derek webb

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Hey Kassie!

Wow, I cannot believe that you're Nicki's cousin! Her husband is my husband's cousin, and she's one of my very best friends. :o) What a wonderful, small world! Your blog is great and I'll be back to read more. It's great to "meet" you!

Have a blessed week, lady!