Andrew Peterson - Come Back Soon Lyrics




I remember the day of the Tennessee flood
The sound of the scream and the sight of the blood
My son he saw as the animal died
In the jaws of the dog as the river ran by
I said, "Come back soon"

It was there on the page of the book that I read
The boy grew up and the yearling was dead
He stood at the gate with the angel on guard
And wept to the death of his little boy heart
I said, "Come back soon"

Come back soon

We wake in the night in the womb of the world
We beat our fists on the door
We cannot breathe in the sea that swirls
So we groan in this great darkness
For deliverance
Deliverance, o Lord

So I sit on the bench at the bend in the trail
And I can feel in the fall the final exhale
The trees of the field all wring their hands
And the leaves go by like a funeral band
I say, "Come back soon"

Come back soon

We wake in the night in the womb of the world
We beat our fists on the door
We cannot breathe in this sea that swirls
So we groan in this great darkness
Are we alone in this great darkness?

If nature's red in tooth and in claw
Seems to me that she's an outlaw
'Cause every death is a question mark
At the end of the book of a beating heart
And the answer's scrawled on the silent dark
In the dome of the sky in a billion stars
But we cannot read these angel tongues
We cannot stare at the burning sun
And we cannot breathe with these broken lungs
So we kick in the womb and we beg to be born
Deliverance!
Oh, deliverance, o Lord!
Deliverance!
Oh, deliverance, o Lord!





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  1. David Davis

    "And we cannot breath with these broken lungs
    So we kick in the womb and we beg to be born
    Deliverance! Deliverance O Lord!" Wow.......just wow. Yes, Lord!

  2. yeshuafreak212

    A year ago today, my 18 year old cousin was killed in a skiing accident. I already really loved this song, but after that, it took on a whole new meaning. How true it is that "every death is a question mark at the end of the book of a beating heart."

  3. Richard Marques

    Saw him in concert recently. He gave the story behind this song and it's based on a real event at their place! It's incredible how Andrew catches Christ in every day events! Gives real meaning...

  4. The Pilgrim's Podcast

    Awesome. My new favorite AP song, right after The Reckoning (which is the permanent favorite). We just saw Andrew and the Captains live - they were marvelous.