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Give me that old leather Bible
The one from my mama’s nightstand
The one with the worn out pages
Touched by her hardworking hands

I know I could go buy a new one
One that’s not tattered or torn
But they’re not the same words
Read over by her
In church every Sunday morn

No, I don’t want much from this world
My soul belongs somewhere else
But a blessing, or two, surely would do
This aching heart some help

They say victory comes in the morning
And Jesus comes like a thief
And birds of a feather
Always flock together
Till there’s not enough space in the trees

Some people, they turn to the whiskey
Some people, they reach for the pills
But numbing the pain
Isn’t the same
As lifting the burden feels

So, give me that old leather Bible
The one from my mama’s nightstand
The one with the worn out pages
Touched by her hardworking hands

I know I could go buy a new one
One that’s not tattered or torn
But they’re not the same words
Read over by her
In church every Sunday morn

Oh, give me that old leather Bible
The one from my mama’s nightstand
The one with the worn out pages
Touched by her hardworking hands

I know I could go buy a new one
But this one is one of a kind
Because mama took notes
While the preacher man spoke
And she wrote them between the lines
These are actually song lyrics, but I'm not a singer, I'm a writer. 
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Another great work of art by yourself. You are a very talented writer in my humble opinion and from a musician's p.o.v., I think you should try to submit your works to be recorded!
Once again, this poem has great rhythm and a good story-line. I can see this sitting in the 'Country' Genre of music, it has that feel about it and gives me an image of an old lady rocking in her chair.
A couple of things I did pick up to hopefully make a slight improvement for this piece is:
3rd verse I would add the word 'needs' so it reads "aching heart needs help" - that would make more sense to me
4th verse doesn't quite rhyme which is a shame
5th verse I would add the word 'one' so it reads "lifting the burden one feels" - again I think it would just make a little more sense, give it that bit more umph :)
Good luck with getting it recorded .. Go for it!
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RufusMisser Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
simply amazing!!! Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Luna Clapping Pony Icon - Twilight Sparkle 
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DizzyKittyNinja Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Loved it!
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MasteroftheStorm Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist
:happycry:    :clap:
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rebeccalsmith-media Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you guys. This song was originally dedicated to my older sister who lives back in West Virginia. Our mother passed away from a stroke several years ago and my sister keeps her Bible on a bookshelf in her home. So, it's definitely a special piece. I'm thankful to be able to share it with others who also appreciate it.
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Sonikku-Fanatic Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
This is beautiful! :heart:
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4LOVEofLuna Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
this is very sweet, would love to hear it put to music.
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