Why Am I Leaving by Brian Doerksen


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Prodigal God by Brian Doerksen

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Why Am I Leaving
by Brian Doerksen

Album: Prodigal God


THE YOUNGER SON
Why am I leaving?
Why do I ask so much?

THE SERVANT
Have you become a man?

THE YOUNGER SON
Where will leaving lead?

THE SERVANT
You don't know the way

THE YOUNGER SON & THE SERVANT
Will I
you ever return?

THE SERVANT
Why are you leaving?
Because you want it all

THE YOUNGER SON
That's how I've always been

THE SERVANT
One day you'll return

THE YOUNGER SON
That's all I know to do

THE YOUNGER SON & THE SERVANT
But will you
I ever learn?

THE SERVANT'S DAUGHTER
Ooh, ahh

THE FATHER
You may never understand
Why a man will do what he will do
He can't see the price he'll pay
His pride will keep his pain at bay

THE ELDER SON
Yesterday I had the whole world
A father, brother, wife and a future
Now I've lost it all in a single day
So why am I staying?

THE ELDER SON & THE SERVANT'S DAUGHTER
Why am I staying?

THE YOUNGER SON
There are moments I can't bear to be alive
It's too powerful, it's too terrible
Hear the howling in my brain, feel the growling in my heart
It's so powerful, it's so wonderful

THE FATHER
God in heaven, hear my prayer

THE YOUNGER SON
I'm scared to say what we both know

THE FATHER
Is now the time to let them go?

THE YOUNGER SON
No good can come from what I've done

THE FATHER
My voice upraised could stop them cold

THE YOUNGER SON
But I'm too crazed to turn back now

THE FATHER
And freeze the blood of love's free flow

THE YOUNGER SON
Why can't I stop myself? Why can't I stop myself?

THE TOWNSFOLK
What a tragedy, what a terrible scene
The house of Provision is now called the house of grief
The irrational father has given as if he were dead
Because of his foolishness
We're left with nothing but dread

THE YOUNGER SON
Why am I leaving?

THE ELDER SON
Why am I staying?


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