Spartan
Billie Holiday on the radio

my sluggish heart is beating seven beats too slow

another sad song and another shot of blue

cold and unconcerned are anything but new

He said Love endures all things?and it hurts to think Hes right

If I mark the span of failure

is his burden just as light?



Chorus:

I am, Spartan

close my heart so tight

Jesus

Save me

from myself tonight



Limping through the world

theres a knowing look or two

is it just the cripples here

who understand the truth?

Why is love so painful

why do we always lose

paving pathways for the lost

the bitter, and recluse?

He said Love endures all things?and it hurts to think its true

did it nail Him on a cross

did it crucify Him too?



The angels are singing over the plains

the shepherds are quaking, echoing refrains

And all of our slogans designed to take away the pain

meant nothing to the Son of God that night in Bethlehem