Actually, I do mind, but this song is about what I hope to become, not what I am... Phil Madeira taught me the open E tuning, and two Rick Elias songs ("Without One Word," and "Don't Rain On Me") were major influences.
Break my leg, keep me from running away, I don't mind I'd rather be crippled than go on as I am, dumb and blind I don't mind
Do what it takes to kill my sickness and sin, I don't mind I'd rather die with You than go on and live on this side of the line I don't mind
Do what You have to, do what You must, I'll learn to love You, I'll learn to trust I'm ready to nail all I have to the cross, but I won't Pretend it doesn't hurt
If faithful and true are the wounds of a friend, I don't mind Just promise You'll be here to see this thing through, and I won't mind I don't mind