What's So Bad About Believing by Mark Bishop

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Fields of Love by Mark Bishop

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What's So Bad About Believing
by Mark Bishop

Album: Fields of Love

Dad told me once, that mom believed,
that every shooting star we see
is an angel with an answer to a prayer.
(But) somewhere along the way he found,
faith is best kept on the ground.
And not to place your trust somewhere up there...

But tell me what's so bad about believing?
Tell me what about believing is so wrong?
I kind of like the thought... that someone's watching (over)
I kind of like the notion, we are not alone.

But dad says it's just a bedtime story.
That no one's really there to listen when we pray.
But when I look around at all of nature's glory,
I see the fingerprints of God... on every day.

I wonder what's so bad about believing?
Is it wrong to carry faith inside your heart?
Consider if... God walked beside you... (with you)
and everything you did today, he played a part.

Tell me what's so great... about believing?
You could spend your life, just chasing smoke.
Somewhere along the way you'll just be disappointed.
Somewhere along the way you'll find it's all a joke.

Every Sunday morning, you could find your mom, there,
in the little chapel, down beside the glade.
She was strong, she believed and she was faithful.
Up until the day, God took her away.

It didn't matter all the plans that we had made...
All our hopes... and our dreams... had been betrayed.

So TELL ME what's so great about believing?
I believed and it left me all alone.

TRUST in the Lord! SEEK and you'll find!
FAITH is the key that unlocks the door!
FAITH! (Lifts you up)
FAITH! (Keeps you down!)

"What did God ever do to you?"
"What did God ever do FOR you?"

Somewhere in my heart, there's a part believing...
better days are waiting, just around the bend...
Somewhere up above, angels are singing... (girl choir)
One day I could hear my mom's voice again.

Well, it's better son to pick yourself up by your bootstraps!
I've never had a burning bush appear to me...
No band of angels ever worked the lower forty... (not hardly!)
God never paid a banker's note, that I could see.

You're stubborn as an old mule, you never listen!
(oh, really...) Well the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
You have made life's misery your mission! ( you don't know…)
(both) I don't think we ever will agree...!

TRUST in the Lord! SEEK and you'll find!
FAITH is the key that unlocks the door!
FAITH! (Lifts you up)
FAITH! (Keeps you down!)

"What did God ever do to you?"
"What did God ever do FOR you?"

I can hear it in the choir when they're singing.
"Why does God allow pain and sorrow?"

See it in the colors of the setting sun...
"Why does he allow war to rage?"

Imagine what it must be like in heaven!
"Always fearing what comes tomorrow."

I've heard it said that tears never come.
"Why did he take her away."

"I'll tell you what's so hard about believing!"
I can see him everywhere...

"When you need God most, he isn't near..."
He is with us in the fields.

"If he's there, he doesn't seem to listen."
Just an old man, bitter in your ways!

"And then he takes the ones that we hold dear"
Ah, that's ridiculous!

"Then it's your fault your mom's no longer here!"

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