Sunday, August 22, 2010

what if.

you know when you hear one of those songs that just makes you stop and drop everything to just listen to the lyrics? cause they are just so meaningful and you feel a connection. this is one of those. i seriously started crying the first time i heard this song. it makes you want to be a better person. and we can because we get a second chance at life every time we wake up.

so tomorrow i am going to make it count.


In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry or always felt safe
I got some money in my pocketshoes on my feet
In my own little world
Population me

I try to stay awake through the Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate but I never give ’til it hurts
and I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
it’s easy to do when it’s
population me

What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
outside my own little world

Stopped at the red light, looked out my window
Outside the car, saw a sign, said “Help this homeless widow”
Just above this sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, “God, what have I been doing?”
So I rolled down my window and I looked her in the eye
Oh how many times have I just passed her by
I gave her some money then I drove on through
in my own little world there’s
Population two

What if there’s a bigger picture
what if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
outside my own little world

Start breaking my heart for what breaks Yours
give me open hands and open doors
put Your light in my eyes and let me see
that my own little world is not about me

1 friskies:

Caitlin said...

i love matthew west! this is a really great song.