Corey Smith - Give Me Healing Lyrics




Morning sun so bright, I put shades on my eyes,
hide my face from the spotlight.
I walk the streets with this pack on my back
full of books and the poetry I write.
Life’s a metaphorical battlefield.
This pen is my sword, this book is my shield
and I gain ground, on a bench in the park or a café downtown.
But each night when the shades come off,
I look back on the lines I’ve crossed and I hang my head.
I’m getting better but I ain’t there yet.

Still busting up this brick on my shoulders.
All my troubles set in stone make it hard to carry on.
But I’ve got praying hands hanging over,
the pillow where I lay my broken head at the end of the day
and they give me healing. They give me healing.

Wheels turn and seasons roll, across the highs and lows -
July hot, January cold -
and I pack heavy, 'cause I got to be ready for
whatever weather the wind may blow.
I’ve learned a lot from the road behind,
the bridges I’ve crossed, the mountains I’ve climbed, the interstate signs,
leading me through each stage in the back of my mind.
But each night when the curtain falls,
I take account of the highway’s cost and I hang my head.
I’m getting closer but I ain’t there yet.

I'm still busting up this brick on my shoulders,
all my troubles set in stone. Sometimes it’s hard to carry on,
but I’ve got praying hands hanging over,
the pillow where I lay my broken head at the end of the day
and they give me healing.

And I won’t lay my hammer down until they lay me in the ground.
And I’ll keep singing like it’s Sunday morning,
lightening my load until these wheels run out of road.

I’ll be busting up this brick on my shoulders.
Hammer falls and I see stars. I still wonder what they are.
I’ve got praying hands hanging over,
the pillow where I lay my broken head at the end of the day
and they give me healing. They give me healing.





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  1. Steven Morris

    This guy has been an inspiration since hs. Im 30 now.

  2. Carolyn Slusher

    I am 1 year out (almost to the day)  from becoming a widow from the love of my life. I'm still sorting it all out...This song spoke to my <3.  Thank you!

  3. Christopher Hitchens

    Fuck yeah Corey. A true masterpiece!!!!

  4. Matthew Mahan

    thanks for this song man I'm goin through a divorce and this song made me think and realize I've got prayin hands

  5. Joshua Stanley

    I hope you play this one at the NorVa this month!! One of my favorites man!

  6. Sean Paynter

    Amazing music man

  7. Jason Sawyer

    Awesome man

  8. Meghan Fitzgerald

    Just bought the album. By far, my favorite song on it, SO FAR. LOVE!! Now ya gotta hurry up and get Bend on iTunes ;) Thanks for going back to the roots and for not waiting to get us another album!!! 

  9. Antwain Jordan

    I loved it so much I typed the lyrics up for others to sing along. I hope you don't mind @Corey Smith 

    Morning sun so bright
    I put shades on my eyes
    Hide my face from the spot life
    I walk theses streets with this pack on my back
    Full of books and the poetry I write

    Life’s a metaphorical battle field 
    This pen is my sword
    This book is my shield 
    And I gain ground 
    On a bench in a park at a cafe down town

    But each night when the shades come off
    I look back at the lines I cross and hang my head
    I’m getting better but I ain't there yet

    Still busting up this brick on my shoulders
    Feels like my troubles set in stone
    Sometimes it’s hard to carry on
    But I have praying hands hanging over
    The pillow where I lay my broken head
    At the end of the day and they give me healing

    Wheels turn and seasons roll
    Across the highs and lows 
    July hot January cold
    I pack heavy
    Cause I got to be ready
    For whatever weather the wind may blow yes

    I've learned a lot from the road behind
    The brides I've cross 
    The mountains I've climbed 
    The interstate signs 
    Leading me through each state in the back of my mind
    But each night when the curtains fall
    I take good count of the highway cost and hang my head
    I'm getting closer but I ain't there yet

    Still busting up this brick on my shoulders
    Feels like my troubles set in stone
    Sometimes it's hard to carry on
    But I have praying hands hanging over
    The pillow where I lay my broken head
    At the end of the day and they give me healing

    And I won’t hang my hammer down
    Until they lay me in the ground
    Cause I’ll keep singing like its Sunday morning
    Lightening my load 
    Until theses wheel run out of road

    Still busting up this brick on my shoulders
    When it seems my troubles set in stone
    I'll find strength to carry on
    But I have praying hands hanging over
    The pillow where I lay my broken head
    At the end of the day and they give me healing

    They give me healing...They give me healing...

  10. Richard Blackman

    Love It!!!You have another BIG fan here in Tallahassee FL.

  11. Jessica Lienard

    Awesome man!  Your lyrics are alway so tight.  Such an inspireation to us up and coming pickers and grinners!

  12. Stephen Garber

    This is a great song, your music has gotten me through a lot. It's getting me through this broken dream. Thanks Corey

  13. Samantha B

    Loving this song, i definitely hope its on the acoustic cd. This is my go to music for sure! It all puts me in a good mood and cheers me up, everyone thinks I'm crazy for pretty much only listening to Corey Smith.

  14. Corey Smith

    This one is very likely to make the cut on my upcoming acoustic album. http://bit.ly/1xdkkfS

  15. Cameron Messer

    Hey Corey I would like to sing this song. What are the chords. If you don't mind. I tried listening to it a few times to get it. But you op a lot of your chords! You got mad skills. Perfect song

  16. dopey fresh Austin Martinez

    When u gonna write some more songs and release a new album again jw Corey ur awesome

  17. KlockWork BassFishing

    thanks so much corey for making music like this. your music always gets me threw shit. love it

  18. Shawn Deason

    I can dig it!

  19. Jason Morphet

    Your drummer said this won't be on your next album!! I hope he is wrong!

  20. Jason Morphet

    Please put this on your next cd!!!!!

  21. Chance Harris

    Corey, I've seen you 4 times live and I cannot wait to see you again. You are the best in the music industry right now!

  22. scatteredshotoutfitt

    Tried finding this on iTunes... But wasn't there.

  23. Terry Johnson

    man i know you get this alot but your music helps me as well alot of people dude you amazing
    thank you

  24. Wyatt Stanfield

    Good Job Corey .. Lyrics are Genius 

  25. tiktokshirecords

    What cd is this song on?

  26. Morgan Saunders

    Please put this on your new album! I love this song. I love quotes. There's some lyrics that just hit me right in the core of who I am. "I've got healing hands above my bed..." just hit me. Your emotion in your song-writing brings me to tears of happiness in all your music.

  27. Tracy Smith

    Lyrically it doesn't get any BETTER THAN THIS !!! Corey Smith reaches down into your soul and just pulls the emotions out. Wow.

  28. Lonn Briggs

    Good song man

  29. Nathan Mccoy

    Corey i love your songs im just a very small song writer and singer i sing in a few bar around my town but one day i hope to move people with my songs like you do keep it up and and keep writing from your heat and the people will always listen to you

  30. doctorres112

    Every time I think I have my favorite song down, you make another just like this.  For a few years it was "harmony" followed by "arc of a rainbow" and then "new day".  I have to say, you've done it again.  I truly hope you put this on the next album and if not, please release this on iTunes.  Like all your songs, I need to share this with everyone I know. 

  31. James Brown

    Freaking epic!

  32. James Neil

    First class songwriter. It amazes me the difference between what people call "an amazing well-written song" and the truth behind a true well written song from a songwriter like Corey. God Bless Brother!!!!

  33. Mickey Morrell

    That's an amazing song Corey. You have gotten me through major changes in my life, a divorce, and starting over all alone. I seen you in Indy and it was awesome. instead of Hank its Corey Smith ,you wrote my life.

  34. Kayla Rae

    If only you knew how many times I have put this on repeat, along with getting goosebumps every time I hear it. Just another song that has touched my heart that I have shared with so many loved ones. Your music keeps a lot of us going, you're truly amazing. I hope to see this on iTunes or the album soon!

  35. Jimmy Ritchie

    Corey please put this on the Album! Been a fan since day 1. Just as good as anything you've written!

  36. ryan bussard

    Thank u Corey for giving me healing music to free myself to.always a fan

  37. Corey Smith

    @Ryan Broshear Thx, man!

  38. Jason Morphet

    This is my favorite yet!!!

  39. Corey Smith

    @Ryan Eargle Can't wait for you to hear it :)

  40. Tim Powell

    ridiculous. so good. come on corey release this. you know you should.

  41. Emily Tomas

    Love!!!!!!! PLEASE put it on iTunes!

  42. kacy hall

    using up all my data listening to this song in my car. Any chance this song can go to iTunes asap?! no need to record, perfect the way it is ;)

  43. Jeffery

    That's what the fuck I'm talking bout right there!! Why fuck yes that song should make the new album. Just like that. Acoustic!

  44. guildonnie1

    prob needs to be a double album to fit all the goodness into one release

  45. Ed Carragher

    he can write no wrong! soo gooodd

  46. skybirdbird

    absolutely awesome!!!!!

  47. Ryan Broshear

    Great tune man! Speaks to me. Tough but beautiful life to be an artist and a songwriter. Feel this way all the time. Hope to catch up with you on the road sometime. Keep bustin' that brick man.

  48. Ryan Eargle

    This is one of the many reasons why Corey is my favorite artist out there! No one else gives you access into their music like he does. Awesome song yet again! This one hits home. Can't wait for the new album. Hope this one makes the cut!

  49. Marshall Still

    That's a good right there! Thanks for sharing!

  50. kacy hall

    love the rawness of this song. please add it to the new album, would love to have it to listen to decompress in the car. you never fail to impress

  51. Will Shelley

    Damn Corey! Another song I could listen to over and over again. Also Congrats on #aintgoingouttonight on XM Radio. Bout time , You deserve it man! Your 2 smallest fans (Zoe & Sophie) love the video. Don't stop doing what you do Corey!

  52. Mandy Lynn

    very nice! love it!

  53. Tara Whiteley

    Wow. I love it too. I think this is already a favorite. If this was the first song I ever heard of yours, I would be an instant fan. Corey, you are amazing! Please put this on the next album!!

  54. Leah Whitby

    Amazing! So pretty! Should def go on new album!

  55. Bonnie Keith

    Love it. Allow it the cut.

  56. Nathan Ferrell

    Hope this makes the cut for the new album

  57. Toby Manus

    I need the chords to this ! Can anyone pick it out ??

  58. jwpla

    cool song and guitar playing

  59. micdel1725

    Love it...

  60. Ashley Dawn

    Love the song. You are amazing.

  61. Ryan Milhouse Morton

    Love it bro

  62. Jason Morphet

    Ready to see you when you come to the big town of Davis!

  63. Briggsfishingvids

    Great song from a great artist and performer

  64. Jason Morphet

    I love it