The ground opened up and you were Hurled to ruin The fabric of the earth just ripped in two You were famous and beautiful Commanding the nations But you were bloodied and battered Before the day was through
You're like some great dying planet Scarred by rifts ruts and cracks From all the mighty collisions and the Knives in your back Still there's ambrosia on your surface And manna for the hungry Food for the beggar, the poor for your money Still you will be brilliant You will be brilliant A reflection of the sun above You will be brilliant, you will be brilliant Predestined for the sweet work of love
Your light has been extinguished War has scorched your earth There's frozen death the equator And some beast is giving birth There is argon and neon, and fire in your hair Your blood is methane and ammonia Your soul is tumult and despair
You're like some great dying planet. . .
Maybe not today but you will find a way And shine like the light of the world You're thinkin' that you're through But I believe that you Will shine like the light of the world
Who told you Jesus was rich man That he stayed in the best hotels Who sold you living water then put poison in your well No, your wealth could never save you Can't fill a river that's run dry You can't bribe a camel to go through A needle's eye