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Written in a single day. Love it when words sorta "show up."
Life is the greatest gift we can receive from God. We long for a measure of connection with our Creator. Still, I believe that God has surrounded us with so much that is precious. And we are wonderful prone to miss it. Such treasures as our loved ones, are often over-looked. There is certainly a grandeur we are missing. Still, it has actually been a great comfort to me to know that much of life is "almost" but "not quite there yet." We labor out our days making the best of it under the curse. Often our lives seem to be without power. I don't know why that connection seems elusive on many days. Perhaps that old fashion truth of "counting your blessings" & "giving thanks" is part of the answer. As obvious as it seems, we should all stop and give thanks for the gift of life, the created order, our own place in it, and the loved ones God has surrounded us with.

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Life I Never Lived music/lyrics by bill mallonee

Look at al the goodwill i retracted
Look at that deck of cards and how i stacked it
Look at all that fear and how i masked it
look at the life i never lived
look at the life i never lived

Look at all once mistook for wealth
Look at all those gifts i put back on the shelf
Look at all the slack i cut myself
look at that life i never lived
look at that life i never lived

Playback all the harsh words i spoke
Take note on how i squashed some hope
look at all those tender hearts i broke
look at the life i never lived
look at the life i never lived

Look at all the houses i tore down
Look at all the smiles i turned to frowns
Look at all the roads that just went round & round
look at the life i never lived
look at the life i never lived

Look at all the good i failed to see
Look at all i failed to do for Thee
look at what i might one day have been
look at the life i never lived
look at the life i never lived
look at the life, look at the life
look at the life i never lived

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from Future Hymns for the New Idolatry, released January 22, 2016

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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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