From the album You Called Us Good

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Lyrics

When I Cannot Speak Your Name – Marsha Stevens-Pino and Chip Davis <br />
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Be with me when I cannot speak Your name, <br />
I’m choking in the pools of my despair. <br />
What if I cry and You’re not really there? <br />
Is there a chance You’d love me just the same <br />
When I cannot speak Your name. <br />
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I keep Your portrait in a gilded frame. <br />
That crucifix just mocks me from the wall. <br />
What if I’m really not Your child at all? <br />
That terror has extinguished every flame <br />
Till I cannot speak Your name. <br />
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What if I use my final breath to pray <br />
And find You do not answer anyway? <br />
Will I only have myself to blame <br />
Or will Your be there <br />
When I cannot speak Your name. <br />
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I hide my heart where none can reach, <br />
Can I not live this life I preach? <br />
The well-worn pages burn in the refuse of my fall, <br />
Was Your book only made of paper after all? <br />
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What if my last chance already came? <br />
What if my all is not enough? <br />
If You should call me on this bluff <br />
Still somehow You’d bear this doubter’s shame <br />
That I cannot speak Your name. <br />
<br />
What if I use my final breath to pray, <br />
And find You do not answer anyway? <br />
Will I only have myself to blame, <br />
Or will You be there? <br />
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You’re with me when I dare not, <br />
You’re with me when I will not, <br />
You love me when I cannot speak Your name. <br />