/

about

Part I: God. “Although I want to do good...”

lyrics

Once in a while I still pray
Praying to God that my feet don't fail
On the ropes and off the rails
Hanging onto God by my
fingernails

David and Jesus and I make three
Singing “Oh my God, why have you forsaken me”
They got happy endings as you might expect
But I'm stuck here between the now and the not-yet

Once in a while I still pray
Praying to God that my feet don't fail
On the ropes, off the rails
Hanging onto God by my fingernails
Hanging on by my fingernails

Was it something I did, or something I said?
Was it pride in my heart or unbelief in my head?
What would the pharisee inside of me say?
“Did you lose your faith or did you throw it away?”

Once in a while I still pray
Praying to God that my feet don't fail
Am I beyond redemption, beyond the pale?
Hanging onto God by my fingernails
Hanging on by my fingernails
Hanging on by my fingers...

Cos there's dirt beneath my nails and a plank in my eye
Once I thought I could see but now I know I'm blind
It's a jet black, cold, dark night of the soul
As around and around and around I go

Once in a while I still pray
Praying to God that my feet don't fail
You can never find a buyer when your soul's for sale
And you're hanging onto God by your fingernails
I'm hanging on by my fingernails
Hanging on by my fingernails
I'm hanging onto God by my fingernails

credits

from Everything In The World Is Fighting Everything In The Sky, released October 1, 2016
Matt Blick – Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Lisa de' Ville – Vocals
Simon Broomhead – Vocals
Liz Frencham - Upright Bass
Rachel McClean - Cello
Mark Nelson - Drums

Cover Art: 'Outrage' by Ariel Hache (fotosrotas.com.ar)

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Matt Blick Nottingham, UK

Songwriter/singer from Nottingham, UK. Like early inspiration Billy Bragg, Matt sings in his real accent and plays electric guitar (there’s more tuba than acoustic guitar on his songs). He plays like someone who spent more time in mosh pits than coffee shops and sings about faith and doubt, love and loss, airports and abattoirs. ... more

contact / help

Contact Matt Blick

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code