All My Favorite People

Opened a new CD today from what is becoming one of my favorite artists, Over the Rhine – the words say it all.

Take a minute and listen…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc7mg-rQcmw

All my favorite people are broken
Believe me
My heart should know.

Some prayers are better left unspoken
I just wanna hold you
and let the rest go.

All my friends are part saint and part sinner
We lean on each other
Try to rise above.
We’re not afraid to admit we’re all still beginners
We’re all late bloomers
When it comes to love.

Orphaned believers, skeptical dreamers
Stop forward
You can stay right here
You don’t have to go.

Is each wound you’ve received
Just a burdensome gift?
It gets so hard to lift
Yourself up off the ground.

But the poet says, we must praise the mutilated world
We’re all workin’ the graveyard shift
You might as well sing along.

All my favorite people are broken
Believe me
My heart should know.

As for your tender heart –
This world’s gonna rip it wide open
It ain’t gonna be pretty
But you’re not alone.

‘Cause all my favorite people are broken
Believe me
My heart should know.

Orphaned believers, skeptical dreamers
You’re welcome
Yeah, you’re safe right here
You don’t have to go.

‘Cause all my favorite people are broken
Believe me
I should know.

Some prayers are better left unspoken
I just wanna hold you
And let the rest go

All My Favorite People ~  Linford Detweiler  ~  The Long Surrender ~ Over the Rhine

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