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andrew peterson – hosea lyrics

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well every time i lay in the bed beside you,
hosea, hosea,
i hear the sound of the streets of the city.
my belly growls like a hungry wolf
and i let it prowl till my belly’s full.
hosea, my heart is a stone.

so please believe me when i say i’m sorry,
hosea, hosea,
you loveable, gullible man.
i tell you that my love is true
till it fades away like a morning dew.
hosea, leave me alone.

here i am in the valley of trouble.
just look at the bed that i’ve made:
badlands as far as i can see.
well there’s no one here but me,
hosea.

well i stumbled and fell in the road on the way home,
hosea, hosea.
i lay in the brick street like a stray dog.
you came to me like a silver moon
with the saddest smile i ever knew.
hosea carried me home again.
home again.

you called me out to the valley of trouble,
just to look at the mess that i’ve made,
a barren place where nothing can grow.
one look and my stone heart crumbled–
it was a valley as green as jade.
i swear it was the color of hope.
you turned a stone into a rose,
hosea, hosea.

hosea

well i sang and i danced like i did as a young girl,
hosea, hosea.
i am a slave and a harlot no more.
you washed me clean like a summer rain
and you set me free with that ball and chain.
hosea, i threw away the key.

i’ll never leave.
hosea, hosea.